Achilles


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Related to Achilles: Achilles Heel, Achilles tendon

A·chil·les

 (ə-kĭl′ēz)
n. Greek Mythology
The hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.

Achilles

(əˈkɪliːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Greek hero, the son of Peleus and the sea goddess Thetis: in the Iliad the foremost of the Greek warriors at the siege of Troy. While he was a baby his mother plunged him into the river Styx making his body invulnerable except for the heel by which she held him. After slaying Hector, he was killed by Paris who wounded him in the heel
Achillean adj

A•chil•les

(əˈkɪl iz)

n.
the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of the Iliad, killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot.
Ach•il•le•an (ˌæk əˈli ən, əˈkɪl i-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Achilles - a mythical Greek hero of the IliadAchilles - a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
Translations
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
AkhilleusAkilles
AhilAhilej
Akhilleusz
Achilles
アキレウスアキレス
Achilles
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Ahil
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Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz]
A. NAquiles
B. CPD Achilles heel Ntalón m de Aquiles
Achilles tendon Ntendón m de Aquiles

Achilles

nAchill(es) m; Achilles heel (fig)Achillesferse f; Achilles tendonAchillessehne f

Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz] nAchille m
References in classic literature ?
The assembly seated, rising o'er the rest, Achilles thus the king of men addressed.
To have taken the field openly against his rival would have been madness; for he was not a man to be thwarted in his amours, any more than that stormy lover, Achilles.
When they reached the Achilles Statue, she turned round.
All manner of discs had to be tried, some smaller and thinner than a dime and others of steel boiler-plate as heavy as the shield of Achilles.
In this way Achilles is portrayed by Agathon and Homer.
In the meanwhile, he looked upon Athos as an Achilles, Porthos as an Ajax, and Aramis as a Joseph.
My friend," answered Nestor, "you recall a time of much sorrow to my mind, for the brave Achaeans suffered much both at sea, while privateering under Achilles, and when fighting before the great city of king Priam.
But to exercise the intellect the prince should read histories, and study there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
It would be a curious idea, and maybe I should find my friend under the name of Achilles.
The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.
your deathless souls roam In the joy breathing isles of the blest; Where the mighty of old have their home Where Achilles and Diomed rest