Ἀχιλλεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A term of unknown origin, most probably translated or inherited from another language into Ancient Greek. The only PIE explanation is an unsupported hypothesis: the PIE word *hekʷ-peds (painful (lit. sharp) foot) evolved into Illyrian [script needed] (*āk̂ú-pedios) > *ākhúpdeos > *akhiddeùs and then, via a Pre-Greek source, the -dd- shifted to -ll-. The meaning "painful foot" refers to his vulnerability but it has been erroneously translated as "swift footed" because of the similarity with the root *ōk̂ú-s (quick) from whence a similar latin term acupedius comes from

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Proper noun[edit]

Ἀχιλλεύς (Akhilleús) (genitive Ἀχιλλέως); m, third declension

  1. Achilles

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References[edit]

  • p. 999 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.