Achilles

noun

Achil·​les ə-ˈki-lēz How to pronounce Achilles (audio)
1
: the greatest warrior among the Greeks at Troy and slayer of Hector
2

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Achilleus

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Achilles was before the 12th century

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“Achilles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achilles. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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