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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Achilles(noun)

    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'

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  1. Achilles(ProperNoun)

    semi-divine hero, son of Peleus and the nymph Thetis, prince and leader of the Myrmidons; great warrior of the Achaean (Greek) camp, killed in the Trojan War; central character of the Iliad.

  2. Origin: From Ἀχιλλεύς.

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  1. Achilles

    In Greek mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was said to be a demigod; his mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons. Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although the death of Achilles is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Later legends state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Because of his death from a small wound in the heel, the term Achilles' heel has come to mean a person's point of weakness.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Achilles in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Achilles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Achilles in a Sentence

  1. Wayne Koff:

    We will have found the Achilles heel of HIV.

  2. Marcel Fratzscher:

    Low investment is the Achilles' heel of the German economy.

  3. Frantz Fanos:

    For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted.

  4. Christians Castillo:

    It's his Achilles' heel, those who would be coming into power with him, I think, would be very worried.

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    You cannot have enough expertise in this area. Our Achilles' heel is the ability to quickly develop software.

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