American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Achaea.
- n. One of a Hellenic people believed to have inhabited the Peloponnesus and to have created the Mycenaean civilization.
- n. A Greek, especially of the Mycenaean era.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Achean.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.
- n. a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
- n. the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
- adj. of or relating to Achaea or its ancient Greek people
- Latin Achaeus or Achaius, from Ancient Greek Ἀχαιός (Akhaios). (Wiktionary)
“It may be related to the word Achaean, meaning Greek.”
“On the morrow call the Achaean lords to the assembly, and declare thy saying to all, and take the gods to witness.”
“Take my advice, call the Achaean heroes in assembly to-morrow — lay your case before them, and call heaven to bear you witness.”
“Take my advice, call the Achaean heroes in assembly to-morrow morning -- lay your case before them, and call heaven to bear you witness.”
“So in conclusion: a prolonged primary battle helps the eventually winner, because they take up more airtime, so long as the eventual loser doesn't go and sulk in his/her tent like Achilles who lost to Agamemnon in the crucial Achaean caucus.”
“Santa was quite kind to her this year, but it is obvious that he's pretty upset with the direction-challenged king of a small Achaean island because he's inflicted a devious kind of torture on me.”
“No precedent existed for such a government—not in contemporary Europe, where neither the Swiss, the Dutch, nor the Germans provided an appropriate model; nor in the Achaean and Lycian Leagues or the Amphictyonic Council of ancient times.”
“Hamilton went through those confederations one by one, sparing his audience a discussion of other examples although they would, he said, prove that the principle was destructive “even as far back as the Lycian and Achaean leagues.””
“Madison reviewed the history of confederations: the Amphictyonic and Achaean leagues of ancient times; those of the Germans, Dutch, and Swiss.”
“Now I, once so admired among Achaean women, shall be left behind like a bondwoman in my empty halls, pining away, ill-fated one, for love of thee, thee on whose account I had aforetime so much splendour and renown, my only son for whom I loosed my virgin zone first and last.”
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