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Achaean

adjective Achae·an \ ə-ˈkē-ən \
variants: or Achaian play \-ˈkī-ən, -ˈkā-ən\

Definition of Achaean

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

Origin and Etymology of achaean

Achaea, Achaia, ancient region of the Peloponnesus, Greece (borrowed from Latin & Greek; Latin Achāia, borrowed from Greek Achaḯa) + 2-an


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Achaean

noun
variants: or Achaian

Definition of Achaean

: a native or inhabitant of Achaea; broadly : greek

Origin and Etymology of achaean

Achaea, Achaia, ancient region of the Peloponnesus, Greece + 1-an — more at 1achaean


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