Achaean

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adjective

Achae·​an ə-ˈkē-ən How to pronounce Achaean (audio)
variants or Achaian
ə-ˈkī-ən How to pronounce Achaean (audio)
-ˈkā-ən
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Achaea
broadly : of or relating to Greece

Achaean

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noun

variants or Achaian
: a native or inhabitant of Achaea
broadly : greek

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

Noun

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

First Known Use

Adjective

1567, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Achaean was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Achaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achaean. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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