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A·chae·a

 (ə-kē′ə) also A·cha·ia (ə-kī′ə, -kā′-)
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 bc to form the Achaean League, which defeated Sparta but was eventually beaten by the Romans, who annexed Achaea in 146 bc and later gave the name to a province that included all of Greece south of Thessaly.

Achaea

(əˈkiːə) or

Achaia

n
1. (Placename) a department of Greece, in the N Peloponnese. Capital: Patras. Pop: 318 928 (2001). Area: 3209 sq km (1239 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Akhaïa
2. (Placename) a province of ancient Greece, in the N Peloponnese on the Gulf of Corinth: enlarged as a Roman province in 27 bc

A•chae•a

(əˈki ə)

n.
an ancient district in S Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth.
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Noun1.Achaea - a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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At the end, we managed to get permission for three public and private hospitals, located in the prefecture of Attica, Ahaia and Arkadia.
Emergency services said two people in Ahaia province were injured by a falling roof, and one person was struck by falling rocks at a beach on the island of Lefkada.
El a fost rastignit in Patras din Ahaia (fiind legat in picioare de un maslin) si este inmormantat acolo" (7).