of or pertaining to Achaea or the Achaeans.
an inhabitant of Achaea.
a Greek, especially a member of the Achaean League.
a member of one of the four main divisions of prehistoric Greeks, believed to have occupied the Peloponnesus and to have produced the Mycenaean culture
. Compare Aeolian ( def 2 )
, Dorian ( def 2 )
, Ionian ( def 3 )
< Latin Achae
) (< Greek Achaiós,
perhaps reflected in Hittite Ahhiyawa,
a country alluded to in records of the late 2nd millennium b.c.) + -an