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A·chae·an(ə-kē′ən) also A·cha·ian (ə-kā′ən, -kī′-)
1. A native or inhabitant of Achaea.
2. One of a Hellenic people believed to have inhabited the Peloponnesus and to have created the Mycenaean civilization.
3. A Greek, especially of the Mycenaean era.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Historical Terms) a member of a principal Greek tribe in the Mycenaean era
2. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of the later Greek province of Achaea
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Achaea or the Achaeans
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a native or inhabitant of Achaea.
2. (in the Iliad and Odyssey) a Greek.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Achaea or its inhabitants.
4. (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek.
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|Noun||1.||Achaean - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks|
|2.||Achaean - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea|
|Adj.||1.||Achaean - of or relating to Achaea or its ancient Greek people|
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