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Iliad

[il-ee-uh d] /ˈɪl i əd/
noun
1.
(italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) any similar poem; a long narrative.
3.
(often lowercase) a long series of woes, trials, etc.
Origin
< Latin Iliad- (stem of Ilias) < Greek, equivalent to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -ad
Related forms
Iliadic
[il-ee-ad-ik] /ˌɪl iˈæd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for iliadic

Iliad

/ˈɪlɪəd/
noun
1.
a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc
Derived Forms
Iliadic (ˌɪlɪˈædɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for iliadic
Iliad
1579, from L. Illias (gen. Illiadis), from Gk. Ilias poiesis "poem of Ilion" (Troy).
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