HyperDic: achilles

English > 1 sense of the word Achilles:
NOUNperson Achillesa mythical Greek hero of the Iliad
Achilles > pronunciation
Soundsahkih'liyz
RhymesAlleghenies ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > Achilles: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA 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'.
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
SpanishAquiles
CatalanAchilles, Aquiles, Aquil·les

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