(Greek myth) a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her
This he did by turning the rivers alpheus and Peneus through them.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various
When the day was over, alpheus called to him his foster-child.
The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858 Various
alpheus could no longer see her, but wandered about, bewailing her disappearance, and calling her in passionate accents.
Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber
Then he drifted into Simmons’s and accosted alpheus Smalley.
Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. Lincoln
He smiled immediately, remembering that his last words plagiarized Mr. alpheus Richmond.
An Unpardonable Liar Gilbert Parker
alpheus, who had reached the age when men desire to act, plunged in after her.
Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
If alpheus Cleophas had given his great mind to consideration of the subject, it might be regarded as settled.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893 Various
But behind her the flood of alpheus still rushed leaping and foaming.
Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
But alpheus, noting the guile of the goddess, laughed aloud, for could he not at will become even as his own river?
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various
Homer gave the epithet of sacred to the waters of the alpheus.
Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines John Claudius Pitrat
the use of barley meal as a means of divination. Historical Examples By alphitomancy, cried up by Theocritus in his Pharmaceutria. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais The expression which I should have employed was alphitomancy, a divination “by meal, flower, or branne.” The Medicine-Men of the Apache. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (pages 443-604)) […]
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Contemporary Examples When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares. The Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway Nina Strochlic December 17, 2014 Mucha, the son of the iconic Art Nouveau poster artist alphonse Mucha, was a man with a […]
- Alphonse and gaston
marked by a ritualistic courtliness in which two often competing participants graciously but stubbornly defer to each other: a kind of Alphonse and Gaston act in which each man insisted the other go through the doorway first.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Historical Examples In it he treats of things in general in the encyclopedic fashion set him by Alphonso of Castile. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri For Captain Alphonso Leek was not a striking-looking personage. That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan “You […]