Achil·​le·​an | \ ¦a-kə-¦lē-ən How to pronounce Achillean (audio) , ə-ˈki-lē- \

Definition of Achillean

: like Achilles (as in strength, invincibility, or moody and resentful wrath)

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First Known Use of Achillean

1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Achillean

Achilles, hero of Homer's Iliad (from Latin, from Greek Achilleus) + English -an

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“Achillean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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