Alpheus definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Myth. a river god who pursues the nymph Arethusa until she is changed into a stream by Artemis
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Alpheios
Alpheus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A river of the Peloponnesus in southern Greece flowing about 113 km (70 mi) to the Ionian Sea.