Meaning of ILIAD in English


Pronunciation: ' i-l ē - ə d, - ˌ ad

Function: noun

Etymology: Iliad, ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, from Latin Iliad-, Ilias, from Greek, from Ilion Troy

Date: 1603

1 a : a series of miseries or disastrous events b : a series of exploits regarded as suitable for an epic

2 : a long narrative especially : an epic in the Homeric tradition

– Il · i · ad · ic \ ˌ i-l ē - ' a-dik \ adjective

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