Achilles

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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.
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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
Achilles
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 ?
I care neither for you nor for your anger; and thus will I do: since Phoebus Apollo is taking Chryseis from me, I shall send her with my ship and my followers, but I shall come to your tent and take your own prize Briseis, that you may learn how much stronger I am than you are, and that another may fear to set himself up as equal or comparable with me.
Go," said he, "to the tent of Achilles, son of Peleus; take Briseis by the hand and bring her hither; if he will not give her I shall come with others and take her--which will press him harder.
They stood fearfully and reverently before him, and never a word did they speak, but he knew them and said, "Welcome, heralds, messengers of gods and men; draw near; my quarrel is not with you but with Agamemnon who has sent you for the girl Briseis.
He brought Briseis from the tent and gave her over to the heralds, who took her with them to the ships of the Achaeans--and the woman was loth to go.
Patroclus carries away Lycaon to Lemnos and sells him as a slave, and out of the spoils Achilles receives Briseis as a prize, and Agamemnon Chryseis.
The giant forward's daughters, Briseis and Nevaya, were club mascots against his old club Charlton and they certainly turned his luck.
He revisits the conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the slave girl, Briseis, arguing that tensions between the two--both political and sexual threads--cannot be disentangled.
Another surprise--and record--was the $253,000 paid for a rather wonderful drawing of Briseis leaving Achilles' Tent by the 18th-century painter Giuseppe Cades.
Roxane was the first prize and Alexander claimed her for himself, making the connection between his action and Achilles' taking of Briseis (Curtius 8.
He then replaces her by taking for himself another young woman, Briseis, previously given to Achilles.
The Iliad opens with the former weeping in humiliation over Agamemnon's haughty seizing of Briseis, the woman whom Achilles desired to wed.