Complete Definition of "Iliad"

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Etymology

from Ancient Greek ÎÎ»Î¹Î¬Ï (Iliás), the poem about Ἰλιον (Ilion), an alternate name for Troy.

Pronunciation
(US) IPA: /ËɪliËæd/

Noun
en-proper noun

  1. A famous ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War, attributed to Homer.
  2. Any long tragic story.

#*1907: Gilbert Parker, The Weavers - [As they] listened to the tale he unfolded, some glow of pity must have possessed them; for it was an Iliad of herculean struggle against absolute disaster, ending with the bitter news of his grandfather's death.

Category: Greek derivations
vi:Iliad

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