meaning of Achilles

Achilles meaning in General Dictionary

a mythical Greek hero for the Iliad a foremost Greek warrior at seige of Troy

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  • a mythical Greek hero for the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he had been a baby his mommy attempted to make him immortal by washing him in a magical lake however the heel in which she presented him stayed vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

Achilles meaning in Names Dictionary

The mythological hero of Trojan War famous for his valor and manly beauty - their only poor area was his ankle (thus Achilles' Heel).
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Male

Achilles meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Greek hero of this Trojan War tales, son of Thetis and Peleus, his name's possibly a compound of akhos "pain, grief" (see awe) + laos "the individuals, a people" (see lay (adj.)); if not it's from a pre-Greek language.

Achilles - German to English


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  • Achilleus

Sentence Examples with the word Achilles

Lang, Ibid., June, July 1893, on Achilles in Scyros.

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