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Amʹmon

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The Libyan Jupiter; so called from the Greek ammos (sand), because his temple was in the desert. Herodotus calls it an Egyptian word (ii. 42).

Son of Jupiter Ammon. Alexander the Great. His father, Philip, claimed to be a descendant of Hercules, and therefore of Jupiter; and the son was saluted by the priests of the Libyan temple as son of Ammon. Hence was he called the son or descendant both of Jupiter and of Ammon.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Amicable Numbers
Amicus curiæ (Latin, a friend to the court)
Amiel
Amiens
Amina
Aminadab
Amine
Aminte
Amiral
Amlet (Richard)
Ammon
Ammonian Horn (The)
Ammonites
Amon’s Son (in Orlando Furioso)
Amoret
Amoret
Amorous (The)
Amour propre
Amparo de Pobres
Ampersand
Amphialus

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Am`mon