I. adjective or Achaian Date: 1567 of, relating to, or characteristic of Achaea; broadly of or relating to Greece II. noun or Achaian Date: 1607 a native or inhabitant of Achaea; broadly Greek

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  • Achaean — A*ch[ae] an, Achaian A*cha iana. [L. Achaeus, Achaius; Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian. n. A native of Achaia; a Greek. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achaean — [ə kē′ən] adj. 1. of Achaea or its people or culture 2. loosely Greek n. 1. a person born or living in Achaea 2. loosely, a Greek …   English World dictionary

  • Achaean — /euh kee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Achaea or the Achaeans. 2. (in the Iliad) Greek. n. 3. an inhabitant of Achaea. 4. a Greek, esp. a member of the Achaean League. 5. a member of one of the four main divisions of prehistoric Greeks,… …   Universalium

  • Achaean — 1. noun An inhabitant or a resident of Achaea. 2. adjective Of or related to Achaea …   Wiktionary

  • Achaean — n. $WI CONJ: 193 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Achaean — [ə ki:ən] noun an inhabitant of Achaea in ancient Greece. ↘literary a Greek. adjective relating to Achaea or the Achaeans …   English new terms dictionary

  • achaean — achae·an …   English syllables

  • Achaean — A•chae•an [[t]əˈki ən[/t]] n. 1) anh peo a native or inhabitant of Achaea 2) peo (in the Iliad and Odyssey) a Greek 3) peo of or pertaining to Achaea or its inhabitants 4) peo (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek …   From formal English to slang

  • Achaean — /əˈkiən/ (say uh keeuhn) adjective 1. of Achaea or the Achaeans. –noun 2. an inhabitant of Achaea. Also, Achaian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Achaean — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to Achaea in ancient Greece. 2 literary (esp. in Homeric contexts) Greek. n. 1 an inhabitant of Achaea. 2 literary (usu. in pl.) a Greek. Etymology: L Achaeus f. Gk Akhaios …   Useful english dictionary

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