Achilles
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Achilleus Date: 14th century the greatest warrior among the Greeks at Troy and slayer of Hector

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  • achilles — Achilles, m. acut. (Car le François le corrompt ainsi) Est le nom de ce valeureux Chevalier Grec fils de Peleus et de Thetis, disciple d armes de Chiron le Thessalien, non blessable horsmis au seul endroit du pied par où sa mere l avoit retenu de …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Achilles — Achilles. Den berühmten Namen Achilles führen in vorzeitlichen Heroensagen vier und funfzig Männer. Der berühmteste aber ist jener Held der unsterblichen Gesänge Homer s, den dieser in der Ilias feiert. Thetis, die zauberschöne, silberfüßige… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Achilles — n. 1. a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the seige of Troy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achilles — Achilles, Achilleus, nach der Mythe Sohn der Meergöttin Thetys und des Thessaliers Peleus, der Held der Iliade, der schönste, schnellste und stärkste der Heerkönige vor Troja, treu in der Freundschaft, unversöhnlich, stolz, durch die Kunde von… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Achilles — m From Greek mythology. Achilles, son of the sea nymph Thetis and the mortal Peleus, was the leading warrior of the Greek army attacking Troy. In the Iliad, Homer relates how he withdrew from the siege as a result of a slight to his honour, until …   First names dictionary

  • Achilles — (Achill), griech. Held, s. Achilleus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Achilles — Greek hero of the Trojan War stories, son of Thetis and Peleus, his name is perhaps a compound of akhos pain, grief (see AWE (Cf. awe)) + laos the people, a people (see LAY (Cf. lay) (adj.)); or else it is from a pre Greek language …   Etymology dictionary

  • Achilles — [ə kil′ēz΄] n. [L < Gr Achilleus] Gr. Myth. Greek warrior and leader in the Trojan War who kills Hector and is killed by Paris with an arrow that strikes his only vulnerable spot, his heel: he is the hero of Homer s Iliad …   English World dictionary

  • Achilles — Achilleus redirects here. For the emperor with this name, see Achilleus (emperor). For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). In Greek mythology, Achilles (also Akhilleus or Achilleus; Ancient Greek: polytonic|Ἀχιλλεύς) was a Greek hero of… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles — Achillean /ak euh lee euhn, euh kil ee /, adj. /euh kil eez/, n. Class. Myth. the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of Homer s Iliad. He killed Hector and was killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot,… …   Universalium

  • Achilles — Antike griechische Darstellung von Patroklos und Achilleus Achilleus (dt. Achill oder Achilles, lateinisch Achilles, altgriechisch gelehrt Αχιλλεύς, heutiges Griechisch volkssprachlich Αχιλλέας, Geburtsname eigentlich Ligyron) ist in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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