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Ἀμφιτρύων

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

French (Bailly abrégé)

ωνος (ὁ) :
Amphitryon, chef thébain.

English (Autenrieth)

king of Tiryns, husband of Alcmēna and reputed father of Heracles, Il. 5.392, Od. 3.266.

English (Slater)

Ἀμφῐτρῠων (-ων, -ωνος, -ωνι, -ων) of Argos, later of Thebes, husband of Alkmene τὸν (Ἰόλαον) —
   1 κρύψαν ἔνερθ' ὑπὸ γᾶν διφρηλάτα Ἀμφιτρύωνος σάματι, πατροπάτωρ ἔνθα οἱ Σπαρτῶν ξένος κεῖτο (P. 9.81) ἐν χερὶ δ' Ἀμφιτρύων κολεοῦ γυμνὸν τινάσσων φάσγανον ἵκετ (N. 1.52) οὕνεκ' Ἀμφιτρύωνος ἀγλαὸν παρὰ τύμβον Καδμεῖοί νιν οὐκ ἀέκοντες ἄνθεσι μείγνυον at the Herakleia (N. 4.20) θρέψε δαἰχμὰν Ἀμφιτρύωνος (sc. Ζεύς.) (N. 10.13) καὶ σέθεν, Ἀμφιτρύων, παῖδας προσειπεῖν (sc. Herakles and Iolaos.) (I. 1.55) ὁπότ' Ἀμφιτρύωνος ἐν θυρέτροις σταθεὶς ἄλοχον μετῆλθεν Ἡρακλείοις γοναῖς (sc. Ζεύς.) (I. 7.6) frag. ]οἶκον Ἀμφιτρύωνος[ (Pae. 20.16) Ἀμ]φιτρύωνί τε σᾶμα χέω[ν (supp. Lobel.) fr. 169. 48.

Spanish (DGE)

-ωνος, ὁ

• Alolema(s): lat. Amphitruo Plaut.Amph.
Anfitrión
1 mit. hijo de Alceo, marido de Alcmena, rey de Tirinto, después de Tebas Il.5.392, Od.11.266, Hes.Sc.37, Pi.P.9.81a, Hdt.2.43, Plaut.Amph.
2 tít. de una comedia de Arquipo, Archipp.1, id. de Plaut.Amph.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

Ἀμφῐτρύων: ωνος ὁ Амфитрион (сын Алкея, царь Тиринфа и Фив, муж Алкмены, отец Геракла) Hom., Pind., Trag.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: PN
Meaning: name of a king of Tiryns, later Thebes (Il.).
Etymology: Neumann, Res Mycenaeae 1983, 334 rejects the connection with τρύω, and starts from *Amphi-tor with suffix -uon as in ἀλεκτρύων.