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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 of Iliad
< Latin Iliad- (stem of Ilias) < Greek, equivalent to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -ad1
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Iliadic
[il-ee-ad-ik] /ˌɪl iˈæd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The alleged distinction of early iliadic grammar, late Odyssean grammar, in that case vanishes.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • But he does not carry these discoveries so far as to make the late grammar no less iliadic than Odyssean.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
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

from Latin Ilias (genitive Iliadis), from Greek Ilias poiesis "poem of Ilion" (Troy), literally "city of Ilius," the mythical founder.

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