Amphidromia



a family festival in ancient Athens in honor of the birth of a child, during which the child received its name.
Historical Examples

This expressed itself in a family festival, called the amphidromia, celebrated usually on the seventh day after the birth.
Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals Thomas Davidson

He writes in one case of brewing “groaning-beer,” and in his household were held two New England amphidromia.
Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

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    a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody. noun (pl) -ries, -ris a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose n. 1809, “burlesque nonsense writing or verse,” from French amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros “circle,” thus “circle on both sides,” […]

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    a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody. noun (pl) -ries, -ris a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose n. 1809, “burlesque nonsense writing or verse,” from French amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros “circle,” thus “circle on both sides,” […]



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