Gr. Myth. a river god who pursues the nymph Arethusa until she is changed into a stream by Artemis
Origin of AlpheusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Alpheios
A river of the Peloponnesus in southern Greece flowing about 115 km (70 mi) to the Ionian Sea.
From Ancient Greek Αλφειος (Alpheios, literally “Whitish”).