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a son of Poseidon, sometimes believed to be the father, by Urania, of the poet Linus.


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    Biology. the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction. Psychoanalysis. the combining of anal and genital eroticism in the development of sexuality. Historical Examples When a fresh nucleus has been thus formed (by amphimixis) in each of the copulating cells, they again separate. The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel amphimixis: […]

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    a maiden who, along with her sister Evadne, was deceived by Medea into murdering their father, Pelias.

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    Penelope’s favorite suitor. Historical Examples Apparently we must accent the penultimate in “Amphinomus” if the line is to scan. Adventures among Books Andrew Lang But Amphinomus would not hear, for so had Athene doomed that he should fall on the day of the great vengeance. Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy Before Odysseus could fix […]

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    a son of Antiope by Zeus, and the husband of Niobe. With his twin brother, Zethus, he built the walls of Thebes, charming the stones into place with his lyre. Historical Examples Thus did Amphion with the melody of his harp found, build, and finish the great and renowned city of Thebes. Gargantua and Pantagruel, […]

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