Achilles meaning

ə-kĭlēz
The definition of Achilles is a figure from Greek mythology who was a hero of the Trojan War.

An example of Achilles is the warrior who died from being shot in the heel with an arrow.

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The hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.
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Greek warrior and leader in the Trojan War who kills Hector and is killed by Paris with an arrow that strikes his only vulnerable spot, his heel: he is the hero of Homer's Iliad.
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(Greek mythology) Semi-divine hero, son of Peleus and the nymph Thetis, prince and leader of the Myrmidons; great warrior of the Achaean (Greek) camp, killed in the Trojan War; central character of the Iliad.
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Origin of achilles

  • Borrowing from Latin Achilles, from Ancient Greek Ἀχιλλεύς (Akhilleus).

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