Achaean

adjective
Achae·​an | \ ə-ˈkē-ən How to pronounce Achaean (audio) \
variants: or Achaian \ ə-​ˈkī-​ən How to pronounce Achaean (audio) , -​ˈkā-​ən \

Definition of Achaean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Achaean

noun
variants: or Achaian

Definition of Achaean (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Achaea broadly : greek

First Known Use of Achaean

Adjective

1567, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Achaean

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

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“Achaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achaean. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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