noun Il·i·ad \ˈi-lē-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of Iliad

  1. 1a :  a series of miseries or disastrous eventsb :  a series of exploits regarded as suitable for an epic

  2. 2 :  a long narrative; especially :  an epic in the Homeric tradition


play \ˌi-lē-ˈa-dik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of iliad

Iliad, ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, from Latin Iliad-, Ilias, from Greek, from Ilion Troy

First Known Use: 1603

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