from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of southern Greece occupying the northern part of the Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Corinth. The cities of the region banded together in the early third century B.C. to form the Achaean League, which defeated Sparta but was eventually beaten by the Romans, who annexed Achaea in 146 B.C. and later gave the name to a province that included all of Greece south of Thessaly.
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- proper n. A region in the northern head of the Peloponnese that contains mostly mountains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
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The Academia Mexicana de la Lengua maintains on its website the Diccionario breve de mexicanismos, containing Spanish definitions of words peculiar to Mexico, and the Diccionario geográfico universal, whose entries often give "local pronunciation" and the Spanish adjective derived from the place name e.g., Acaya 'Achaea' has the adjective aqueo 'Achaean,' which is logical but might not immediately occur to the inquiring mind; that for Acapulco is acapulqueño.
But the laws of nature and our understanding of mythology both tell us very clearly that we are not to believe in the historical accuracy of this account, even though Troy certain existed, as did Achaea.
And he hath gathered in her the mightiest heroes of all Achaea, and hath come to thy city from wandering far through cities and gulfs of the dread ocean, in the hope that thou wilt grant him the fleece.
Howbeit not yet was it ordained for the heroes to set foot on Achaea, until they had toiled even in the furthest bounds of Libya.
Her — for such is her will — I will bring home to be my wedded wife; do ye preserve her, the glorious saviour of all Achaea and of yourselves.
Now will I turn to this fellow, and will give thee thy answer, thou who sayest it was to save Achaea double toil and for
Now let Pylades take his maiden wife and bear her to his home in Achaea; also he must conduct thy so-called kinsman to the land of Phocis, and there reward him well.
Other game worlds that breach the boundary are those that use microtransactions, such as Puzzle Pirates and Achaea.
But then, Achaea is RP-enforced, so the expectation is that you are constructing a wholly separate identity.
With Achaea, it is very common, on the game's forums to refer to your character as 'he' or 'she'.
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