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Definition of the noun Amphion

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Amphion is a genus of Cerambycidae, described by Reiche in 1840.

Amphion is a genus of Sphingidae, described by Hübner in 1819.

Amphion is a genus of Liliaceae, described by R.A. Salisbury in 1866.

Amphion is a genus of Axiidae, described by Gistl in 1848.

Amphion is a genus of Amphionididae, described by H. Milne Edwards in 1833.

Amphion is a genus of Sphingidae, described by Pander in 1830.

Amphion is a kind of Macroglossini, described by Hubner in 1819.


Amphion was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He won some minor races as a two-year-old, but was not entered into any of the Classics. As a three-year-old he won several races including the Great Jubilee Stakes. He improved again as a four-year-old, winning the Hardwicke Stakes, Lancashire Plate and Champion Stakes, beating several classic winners in the process. He remained in training as a five-year-old, winning the March Stakes and Rous Memorial Stakes. Amphion was trained by Mr. Chandler and owned by General Byrne. As a stallion he sired several top class horses including the sprinter Sundridge, Champion Stakes winner Dieudonne and Eclipse Stakes winner Lally.

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Amphion a.k.a. Amphion, Texas: Amphion is an unincorporated community fourteen kilometres northwest of Pleasanton in west central Atascosa County.


  1. The Amphion was the personal pleasure craft of king Gustav III of Sweden. It was designed by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, a famous 18th-century Swedish ship engineer, built at Djurgårdsvarvet in Stockholm in the summer of 1778, and launched the same year. Amphion, named after Zeus' son and culture patron in Greek mythology, served as a royal yacht and headquarters ship. The ship was essentially a modified turuma, a type of shallow-draught frigate that served in the Swedish archipelago fleet. It was equipped with oars to allow it maneuverability of a galley while retaining a broadside of heavy guns and a full rig. It was equivalent to similar "archipelago frigates" of the archipelago fleet, but at Gustav III's request it was built without heavy cannons and therefore differed significantly from the other ships of the same type.
  2. Amphion: There are several characters named Amphion (Greek: Ἀμφίων; gen.

Phrases with Amphion

Phrases starting with the word Amphion:

  1. Amphion Armata
  2. Amphion Nessus
  3. Amphion Ocypete
  4. Amphion Vittatum
  5. Amphion Vittatus
  6. Amphion Reynaudii
  7. Amphion Floridensis
  8. Amphion Provocatoris
  9. Amphion Triangulifer

Phrases ending with the word Amphion:

  1. Adama Amphion
  2. Genus Amphion
  3. Tipula Amphion
  4. Papilio Amphion
  5. Agriades Amphion
  6. Carcelia Amphion
  7. Ischnura Amphion
  8. Phaedyma Amphion
  9. Lycaeides Amphion
  10. Species Adama Amphion
  11. Polyplectropus amphion

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Google previewSemantic Computing (2011)

by Phillip Sheu, Heather Yu, C. V. Ramamoorthy, Arvind K. Joshi, Lotfi A. Zadeh

Amphion is an implemented domain-oriented design environment (DODE) that is based on formal specifications and automated deductive synthesis for program development from SPICELIB, which is a Fortran-77 library for computations in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Amphion (Greek) Amphion is the hero son of Zeus and ...

Google previewResearching the Song:A Lexicon (2005)

by Shirlee Emmons, Wilbur Watkins Lewis

SONG COMPOSER POET “As Amoret and Henry Purcell William Congreve Thyrsis Lay” AMPHION...

Google previewUniversal Historical Dictionary (1833)

Or Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political and Eccles. History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics by George Crabb

Canto, qua sol it us, si quando armenta vocaT>at, Amphion Dircsus in Acttco Aracyntho. Propert. 1. 3, eclog. 2. Saxa Cytharonis Tliebas agitata per artem Sponte sua in muri membra coisse feritnt. Slat. Tkeb. 1.1, v. 10. Penitusque sequar quo ...

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Small photo of SWEDEN - CIRCA 1972: A stamp printed by SWEDEN shows Figurehead mounted under the bowsprit of the Schooner Amphion (1800). Carving by Anonymous Artist, circa 1972Small photo of SWEDEN - CIRCA 1966: stamp printed by Sweden, shows Stern of Amphion, Flagship of Gustavus III, circa 1966Small photo of SWEDEN - CIRCA 1966: stamp printed by Sweden, shows Stern of Amphion, Flagship of Gustavus III, circa 1966Small photo of SWEDEN - CIRCA 1972: stamp printed by Sweden, shows Amphion Figurehead, by Per Ljung, circa 1972 More...

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Scrabble value of A1M3P3H4I1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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