noun \ˈi-lē-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of ILIAD

a :  a series of miseries or disastrous events
b :  a series of exploits regarded as suitable for an epic
:  a long narrative; especially :  an epic in the Homeric tradition
Il·i·ad·ic \ˌi-lē-ˈa-dik\ adjective

Origin of ILIAD

Iliad, ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, from Latin Iliad-, Ilias, from Greek, from Ilion Troy
First Known Use: 1603


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