Achilles definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology The hero of Homer's Iliad, the boy of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.
    • a mythical Greek hero regarding the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior on seige of Troy.
    • a quarrel, otherwise known as ‘Achilles and the Tortoise,’ that was proposed by Zeno of Elea to show that motion is impossible.
    • a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was an infant their mama attempted to make him immortal by washing him in a magical river although heel by which she presented him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
  • proper-noun:
    • semi-divine hero, son of Peleus therefore the nymph Thetis, prince and leader of this Myrmidons; great warrior of Achaean (Greek) camp, killed in the Trojan War; main personality of this Iliad.

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