Iliad

[ il-ee-uh d ]
/ ˈɪl i əd /
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noun

(italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
(sometimes lowercase) any similar poem; a long narrative.
(often lowercase) a long series of woes, trials, etc.

Origin of Iliad

< Latin Iliad- (stem of Ilias) < Greek, equivalent to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -ad1
Related formsIl·i·ad·ic [il-ee-ad-ik] /ˌɪl iˈæd ɪk/, adjective
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Iliad

/ (ˈɪlɪəd) /

noun

a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc

Derived FormsIliadic (ˌɪlɪˈædɪk), adjective
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