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Definition of the noun Alebion

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Alebion is a genus of Euryphoridae, described by Krøyer in 1863.

Alebion is a genus of Acarnidae, described by Gray in 1867.


Alebion: In Greek mythology, Alebion or Albion was a son of Poseidon and brother of Bergion who attacked Heracles with Dercynus when he passed through their country, Liguria in North-Western Italy, on his way back to Mycenae from Iberia having obtained the Cattle of Geryon as his tenth labour. The battle that followed was fierce; Albion and Dercynus or Bergion were supported by a numerous army. Hercules and his army were in a difficult position so he prayed to his father Zeus for help. With the aegis of Zeus, Heracles won the battle and both brothers were killed. It was this kneeling position of Heracles when prayed to his father Zeus that gave the name Engonasin, meaning "on his knees" or "the Kneeler" to Hercules' constellation. The Scholiast on Lycophron writes that the brother of Alebion was named Ligys. The story is also alluded to in Hyginus and Dionysius.

Phrases with Alebion

Phrases starting with the word Alebion:

  1. Alebion Alatus
  2. Alebion Fuscus
  3. Alebion glaber
  4. Alebion Piceum
  5. Alebion Piceus
  6. Alebion crassus
  7. Alebion elegans
  8. Alebion Glabrum
  9. Alebion Gracile
  10. Alebion lobatus
  11. Alebion gracilis
  12. Alebion Proximum
  13. Alebion Spinosus
  14. Alebion echinatus
  15. Alebion Maculatus
  16. Alebion Pacificus
  17. Alebion carchariae
  18. Alebion Difficilis

Phrases ending with the word Alebion:

  1. genus Alebion
  2. Graphium Alebion

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Google previewProceedings of the United States National Museum (1907)

” But Alebion is the name of one of Neptune's sons ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary ; Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors ; With Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures, in Use Among the Greeks and Romans ... (1844)

ALEbion and Dency Nus, sons of Neptune, were killed ...

Google previewA classical dictionary of biography [&c.]. (1858)

by sir William Smith

Alebion. [Albion.] Alecto. [ Elmknides.] Alemanni or Alamanni or Alamani (from the German ulle Manner, all men), a confederacy of German tribes, chiefly of Suevic extraction, between the Danube, the Rhine, and the Main, though we ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1841)

Containing ... Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, and Intended to Elucidate ... Points Connected with the Geography, History, Biography, Mythology and Fine Arts of the Greeks and Romans ... an Account of Coins, Weights and Measures ... by Charles Anthon

calls the brothers Alebion and Dercynus ('AAe 6tov Te Kai Aépxvvos), and lays the scene in Liria (Alyūm). This, however, as Wossius (ad Mel., . c.) remarks, should not have misled Salmasius (Saumaise), since Liguria ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1B3I1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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