Alcestis meaning

ăl-sĕstĭs
The wife of King Admetus of Thessaly, who agreed to die in place of her husband and was later rescued from Hades by Hercules.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The wife of Admetus, king of Thessaly: she offers her life to save that of her husband, but is rescued from Hades by Hercules.
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