n. pl. am·phic·ty·o·nies
A league of neighboring ancient Greek states sharing a common religious center or shrine, especially the one at Delphi.
[Greek Amphiktuonia, from amphiktuones, variant of amphiktiones, neighbors : amphi-, on the periphery; see AMPHI- + ktizein, to settle; see tkei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
am·phic′ty·onic (-ŏnĭk) adj.
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