Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of Achaea.
  • adj. Of or relating to Achaea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Achean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Latin Achaeus or Achaius, from Ancient Greek Ἀχαιός (Akhaios). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It may be related to the word Achaean, meaning Greek.

    Special Report: Ekron Identity Confirmed

  • On the morrow call the Achaean lords to the assembly, and declare thy saying to all, and take the gods to witness.

    Book I

  • Take my advice, call the Achaean heroes in assembly to-morrow — lay your case before them, and call heaven to bear you witness.

    The Odyssey

  • Take my advice, call the Achaean heroes in assembly to-morrow morning -- lay your case before them, and call heaven to bear you witness.

    The Odyssey

  • 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.

    South Carolina GOP primary results – as it happened

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • 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.

    Ratification

  • 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.”

    Ratification

  • Madison reviewed the history of confederations: the Amphictyonic and Achaean leagues of ancient times; those of the Germans, Dutch, and Swiss.

    Ratification

  • 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.

    The Argonautica

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