- (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
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The alleged distinction of early Iliadic grammar, late Odyssean grammar, in that case vanishes.
But he does not carry these discoveries so far as to make the late grammar no less Iliadic than Odyssean.
- a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc
from Latin Ilias (genitive Iliadis), from Greek Ilias poiesis "poem of Ilion" (Troy), literally "city of Ilius," the mythical founder.