Achaean

Achaean

[uh-kee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Achaea or the Achaeans.
2.
(in the Iliad ) Greek.
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Achaea.
4.
a Greek, especially a member of the Achaean League.
5.
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 ).

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin Achae(us) (< Greek Achaiós, perhaps reflected in Hittite Ahhiyawa, a country alluded to in records of the late 2nd millennium b.c.) + -an

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Achaean or Achaian (əˈkiːən, əˈkaɪən)
 
n
1.  a member of a principal Greek tribe in the Mycenaean era
2.  a native or inhabitant of the later Greek province of Achaea
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Achaea or the Achaeans
 
Achaian or Achaian
 
n
 
adj

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