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Iliad

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noun Il·i·ad \ˈi-lē-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of Iliad

  1. 1 a :  a series of miseries or disastrous events b :  a series of exploits regarded as suitable for an epic

  2. 2 :  a long narrative; especially :  an epic in the Homeric tradition

Il·i·ad·ic play \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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