Achaean

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1Achae·an

adjective \ə-ˈkē-ən\

Definition of ACHAEAN

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of Achaea; broadly :  of or relating to Greece

Variants of ACHAEAN

Achae·an or Achai·an \-ˈkī-ən, -ˈkā-ən\

First Known Use of ACHAEAN

1567

2Achaean

noun

Definition of ACHAEAN

:  a native or inhabitant of Achaea; broadly :  greek

Variants of ACHAEAN

Achaean or Achaian

First Known Use of ACHAEAN

1607

Achaean

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any member of an ancient Greek people identified in Homer as those who, with the Danaoi and the Argeioi, attacked Troy. Some identify them with the Mycenaeans of the 14th–13th century BC; others say that they arrived in the 12th-century Dorian invasions. They may have held power only a few generations before being replaced by the Dorians. Herodotus claims the later Achaeans of the northern Peloponnese (see Achaean League) were descended from these earlier Achaeans.

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