amphictyony
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Greek amphiktyonia, from amphiktiones neighbors, from amphi- + -ktiones, from ktizein to found, inhabit — more at home Date: 1835 an association of neighboring states in ancient Greece to defend a common religious center; broadly an association of neighboring states for their common interestamphictyonic adjective

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  • amphictyony — /am fik tee euh nee/, n., pl. amphictyonies. (in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, esp. the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity. [1825 35; < Gk Amphiktyonía. See AMPHICTYON, Y3] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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  • amphictyony — am•phic•ty•o•ny [[t]æmˈfɪk ti ə ni[/t]] n. pl. nies anh (in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, esp. the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • amphictyony — noun an association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center • Hypernyms: ↑political unit, ↑political entity …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Amphictyonies — Amphictyony Am*phic ty*o*ny, n.; pl. {Amphictyonies}. [Gr. ?.] (Grecian Hist.) A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object was to maintain the common interests of Greece.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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