Iliad

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Il·i·ad

 (ĭl′ē-əd, -ăd′)
n.
The older of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing material composed orally over several centuries. It begins with the wrathful withdrawal of the Greek hero Achilles from the fighting in the Trojan War and ends after his return to slay the Trojan hero Hector.

Iliad

(ˈɪlɪəd)
n
(Poetry) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc
Iliadic adj

Il•i•ad

(ˈɪl i əd)

n.
1. (italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
2. (often l.c.) a long series of woes and travails.
[< Latin Iliad-, s. of Ilias < Greek, =Ili(on) Troy + -as -ad1]
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Translations

Iliad

[ˈɪlɪæd] NIlíada f

Iliad

nIlias f, → Iliade f
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