Associations to the word «Achilles»


ACHILLES, proper noun. (Greek mythology) semi-divine hero, son of Peleus and the nymph Thetis, prince and leader of the Myrmidons; great warrior of the Achaean (Greek) camp, killed in the Trojan War; central character of the Iliad.
ACHILLES HEEL, noun. A vulnerability in an otherwise strong situation.
ACHILLES HEEL, noun. (anatomy) The Achilles' tendon, the tendo Achillis.
ACHILLES HEELS, noun. Plural of Achilles heel
ACHILLES TENDON, noun. (anatomy) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, and inserted into the bone of the heel.
ACHILLES TENDONS, noun. Plural of Achilles tendon

Dictionary definition

ACHILLES, noun. A 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'.

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