Meaning of Achaean


Pronunciation: (u-kē'un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Achaea or the Achaeans.
  2. (in the Iliad) Greek.
  1. an inhabitant of Achaea.
  2. a Greek, esp. a member of the Achaean League.
  3. a member of one of the four main divisions of prehistoric Greeks, believed to have occupied the Peloponnesus and to have produced the Mycenaean culture. Cf. Aeolian (def. 2),(def. 2),(def. 3).
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