Iliad


Iliad
Iliadic /il'ee ad"ik/, adj.
/il"ee euhd/, n.
1. (italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
2. (sometimes l.c.) any similar poem; a long narrative.
3. (often l.c.) a long series of woes, trials, etc.
[ < L Iliad- (s. of Ilias) < Gk, equiv. to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -AD]

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      epic poem on the Trojan War traditionally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer.

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