What does ilium mean?

Definitions for iliumˈɪl i əm; ˈɪl i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Troy, Ilion, Ilium(noun)

    an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War

  2. ilium(noun)

    the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone


  1. ilium(Noun)

    The ileum.

  2. ilium(Noun)

    The upper and widest of the three bones that make up each side of the hipbone and pelvis.

  3. Ilium(ProperNoun)

    another name of Troy

  4. Origin: From Ἴλιον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ilium(noun)

    the dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate

  2. Origin: [See Ileum.]


  1. Ilium

    Ilium is a science fiction novel by Dan Simmons, the first part of the Ilium/Olympos cycle, concerning the re-creation of the events in the Iliad on an alternate Earth and Mars. These events are set in motion by beings who have taken on the roles of the Greek gods. Like Simmons' earlier series, the Hyperion Cantos, the novel is a form of "literary science fiction" which relies heavily on intertextuality, in this case with Homer and Shakespeare, as well as periodic references to Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu and Vladimir Nabokov's novel Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle. In July 2004, Ilium received a Locus Award for best science fiction novel of 2004.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ilium

    Troy (q. v.), so called from Ilus, the son of Tros, who founded the city.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ilium in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ilium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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