Origin of amphictyonyClassical Greek amphiktyonia: see amphictyon
Origin of amphictyonyGreek Amphiktuonia, from amphiktuones, variant of amphiktiones, neighbors : amphi-, on the periphery; see amphi– + ktizein, to settle; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
- A religious foundation or co-operative shared between Greek city states during the classical period, typically to support the temple or cult of a deity shared by the city states. Also used academically to refer to similar arrangements in non-Greek cultures.
From Ancient Greek á¼€Î¼Ï†Î¹ÎºÏ„Ï…Î¿Î½Î¯Î± (amphiktuonia), from á¼€Î¼Ï†Î¯ (amphi, “around, near") + ÎºÏ„Î¯Î¶Ï‰ (ktizÅ, “I found, people")