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Definition of the noun achilles

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noun - plural: -

  1. 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'
    • examples: The first baseman is the Achilles heel of our team. | Achilles was an ancient Greek hero. | Apart from his heel, Achilles was invulnerable. | About four years ago my Achilles tendon started to hurt and I was told it was Achilles tendonitis. | Speaking in public is my Achilles heel; I'm simply too shy. | When Achilles would draw his sword to slay Agamemnon, Athena, invisible to all else, holds him back by a lock of hair. Here Homer shows us the gods as the psychology of ancient Greece.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: mythical being = an imaginary being of myth or fable

Films

  1. "Achilles" is a 1995 short film written by Jo Cameron Brown and directed by Barry Purves.
  2. "Achilles" a.k.a. "The Fury of Achilles": L'ira di Achille, internationally released as The Fury of Achilles, is a 1962 Italian historical drama set in the ninth year of the Trojan War, and is based primarily on Homer's Iliad. The film was directed by Marino Girolami and starred Gordon Mitchell as Achilles.

Characters

  1. Achilles: The fictional representation for Achilles, a Greek mythological figure.
  2. Achilles is a fictional character from the 1960 film The Loves of Hercules.
  3. Achilles is a fictional character from the 1987 film Terirem.
  4. Achilles is a fictional character from the 1944 film The Mummy's Curse.
  5. Achilles is a fictional character from the 1960 film Heller In Pink Tights.
  6. Achilles is the fictional representation of Achilles, the Greek hero.
  7. Achilles is a fictional character from the film Excuse Me for Living.
  8. Achilles is a fictional character from the 2013 film Sleepless Cities.

Phrases with Achilles

Phrases starting with the word Achilles:

  1. Achilles Heel
  2. Achilles Tang
  3. achilles' heel
  4. achilles tendon

Phrases ending with the word Achilles:

  1. Anolis Achilles
  2. Lensia achilles
  3. Morpho Achilles
  4. Crambus Achilles
  5. Damalis Achilles
  6. Hepatus Achilles
  7. Heronax Achilles
  8. Teuthis Achilles
  9. Clubiona achilles
  10. Pepleuca Achilles
  11. Phanaeus Achilles
  12. Ceraphron achilles
  13. Lenophila Achilles
  14. Photinula Achilles
  15. tendon of achilles
  16. Acanthurus achilles

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Achilles

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Google previewNarrated Communities – Narrated Realities (2015)

Narration as Cognitive Processing and Cultural Practice

'Achilles is a lion' is a classical metaphor which, on closer inspection, is also a quantitative metaphor. 'Achilles is a cow' or...

Google previewMetaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads (2003)

A Cognitive Perspective by Antonio Barcelona

Achilles is a lion. According to Lakoff and Turner, the metaphor in this expression, which we may label people are ...

Google previewThe Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. Coriolanus. 1864 (1864)

by William Shakespeare, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Agamemnon is a fool; Achilles is a fool ; Thersites is a fool ; and, as aforesaid, Patroclus is a fool. Achil. Derive this; come. Ther. Agamemnon is a fool to offer to command Achilles; Achilles is a fool to be commanded of Agamemnon ; Thersites ...

Google previewTheories of Metaphor Revised (2013)

by Stephan Kessler

This is different with “Achilles is a lion in battle” (example 7 on page 35). Explaining the reference ...

Google previewLeo Strauss On Plato's Symposium (2003)

by Leo Strauss, Seth Benardete

Achilles is an entirely different case. Phaedrus has shown up to now the effect which eros has on the...

Google previewHeroism and the Christian Life (2000)

Reclaiming Excellence by Brian Stewart Hook, Russell R. Reno

By Zeus's decree , Achilles is the determinative focus of the battle. The Greeks will lose as long as ...

Google previewHorseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia (2005)

by Cheryl Rogers, Will A. Hadden, G. Jeanne Wilcox

Treatment of a rupture of the gastrocnemius tendon is the same as treatment of a ruptured Achilles tendon. Casting the whole leg and placing the horse in slings is an attempt to take pressure off the affected limb to allow the severed muscle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, Thomas J. Lasley, II

Charles Achilles, Jane Boyd-Zaharias, and Christopher Tienken See also Age Grading; Assessment; Differentiated Instruction; Differentiated Staffing; School Size Further Readings Achilles, C. M. (1999). Let's put kids first finally: Getting class ...

Google previewHorseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated (2005)

by Equine Research

Treatment of a rupture of the gastrocnemius tendon is the same as treatment of a ruptured Achilles tendon. Casting the whole leg and placing the horse in slings is an attempt to take pressure off the affected limb to allow the severed muscle ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Tendinopathy in Athletes (2008)

by Savio L-Y. Woo, Per A. F. H. Renström, Steven P. Arnoczky

levels in chronic painful tendinosis (Achilles and patellar) tendons. Furthermore, gene ...

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Small photo of GASTOURI, CORFU, GREECE - JUNE 14: The suit of rooms in Achilleion (named after Achilles) palace of Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, in Gastouri, Corfu, Greece on June 14, 2015.Small photo of In Greek mythology, Achilles was invincible warrior, who fought in the Trojan War. The Trojans could only defeat him injuring his heel.Small photo of Achilles statue in Hyde Park (Black and white).Small photo of GASTOURI, CORFU, GREECE - JUNE 14: The terrace of Achilleion (named after Achilles) palace of Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, in Gastouri, Corfu, Greece on June 14, 2015.Small photo of Achilles House in the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo in the World Heritage site at Kourion Limassol CyprusSmall photo of Victorian bronze Achilles statue known as the Wellington Monument at Hyde Park Corner, which was erected in 1822, as a monument to the Duke of WellingtonSmall photo of GRANADA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 1, 2015: A stamp printed in USA dedicated to Abstract Expressionists shows the work Achilles (1952) by Barnett Newman, 2010 More...

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For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted. (Frantz Fanos)
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Scrabble value of A1C3H4I1L1L1E1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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