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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kil-eez]
    • /əˈkɪl iz/
    • /əˈkɪliːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kil-eez]
    • /əˈkɪl iz/

Definitions of achilles word

  • noun achilles Greek hero, the son of Peleus and the sea goddess Thetis: in the Iliad the foremost of the Greek warriors at the siege of Troy. While he was a baby his mother plunged him into the river Styx making his body invulnerable except for the heel by which she held him. After slaying Hector, he was killed by Paris who wounded him in the heel 3
  • noun achilles Greek warrior and leader in the Trojan War who kills Hector and is killed by Paris with an arrow that strikes his only vulnerable spot, his heel: he is the hero of Homer's Iliad 3
  • noun achilles the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of Homer's Iliad. He killed Hector and was killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot, with an arrow. 1

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achilles popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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