Achilles

(from the article `Graf Spee`) ...ships in the Atlantic, the Graf Spee was sighted on Dec. 13, 1939, off the Río de la Plata estuary by a British search group consisting of the ...
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Achilles

(from the article `Troilus and Cressida`) ...of Sparta but now the mistress of the Trojan prince Paris. Their one scene together presents Helen and Paris as vapid and self-centred. Other ...
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Achilles

(from the article `Wolf, Max`) ...to use the stereocomparator (a type of stereoscopic viewer), which greatly helps in the discovery and identification of variable or moving objects ... In 1906 the first of the predicted objects, (588) Achilles, was discovered near the Lagrangian point preceding Jupiter in its orbit. Within a year ... ...
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Achilles

[n] - a mythical Greek hero of Homer's Iliad
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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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Achilles

(Achilles heel) weakness - (a Greek word used in Latin - the metaphor refers to the legend of the hero Achilles, as a baby held by the heel and dipped into the river Styx by his mother Thetis to make him immortal, leaving his heel vulnerable, such that when shot there by an arrow he died, hence the 'Achilles heel' or simply 'Achilles' is a p...
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Achilles

(minor planet 588) The first of the Trojan asteroids to be found, in 1906 by Max Wolf. Its discovery, at Jupiter's fourth Lagrangian point (L4), preceding the planet in its orbit, confirmed Joseph-Louis Lagrange`s theory that two-body systems have points where a third object of ...
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Achilles

[1906–12 motorcycle] The Achilles was a motorcycle manufactured between 1906 and 1912 in the former Czechoslovakia. The bikes were powered by 3.5 hp single-cylinder and 5 hp V-twin engines built by Fafnir and Zeus. ...
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Achilles

[1953–57 motorcycle] The Achilles company built scooters and mopeds in West Germany between 1953 and 1957. The moped was powered by a 48cc engine, while the scooters were powered by 98cc and 123cc Sachs engines. When the factory closed down, the British Norman Cycles firm purchased the production equipment to manufacture their own moped. ...
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Achilles

[automobile] The Achilles was an English shaft drive voiturette manufactured by B Thompson & Co. in Frome, Somerset between 1903 and 1908. A range of cars were advertised, mostly with single-cylinder engines by Aster and De Dion. Other mechanical parts were also bought in, and it seems likely that only the bodies were originated by Achilles...
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Achilles

Achilles (ukil'ēz) , in Greek mythology, foremost Greek hero of the Trojan War, son of Peleus and Thetis. He was a formidable warrior, possessing fierce and uncontrollable anger. Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at ...
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Achilles

Achilles is a Grecian commander in Troilus and Cressida.
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Achilles

Achilles is a Greek name for boys. The meaning is `brave strong hero` The name Achilles is most commonly given to Flemish boys. (3 times more often than to American boys.)
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Achilles

Achilles The Trojan hero and son of Thetis and Peleus from a Greek myth.
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Achilles

Achilles was a Greek warrior who fought in the Trojan war. His mother was a nymph named Thetis. When Achilles was a child she dipped him into the River Styx in the underworld to make him immortal but she held him by his heel and that part of his body remained mortal. During the Trojan War the Trojan Paris fired an arrow at Achille's heel and killed...
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Achilles

Achilles: In Greek mythology, the hero who was thought to have some special medical knowledge. Achilles studied medicine with Chiron, the centaur, who invented it. '...But save me. Take me to the ship, cut this arrow out of my leg, wash the blood from it with warm water and put the right things on it - the plants they say you have learned about fro...
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Achilles

Greek hero of Homer's Iliad. He was the son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis who, by dipping him in the River Styx, rendered him invulnerable, except for the heel by which she held him. Achilles killed Hector at the climax of the Iliad, and according to subsequent Gr...
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Achilles

Greek hero of Homer's Iliad. He was the son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis who, by dipping him in the River Styx, rendered him invulnerable, except for the...
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Achilles

Greek warrior; slew Hector at Troy; slain by Paris, who wounded him in his vulnerable heel.
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Achilles

In Greek mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero. He is the chief character in Homer's Iliad. His father was Peleus, ruler of Phthia in Thessaly, his mother the sea-goddess Thetis. When only six years of age he was able to overcome lions and bears. His guardian, Cheiron the Centaur, having declared that Troy could not be taken without his aid, his mot...
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Achilles

in Greek mythology, son of the mortal Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and the Nereid, or sea nymph, Thetis. He was the bravest, handsomest, and ... [12 related articles]
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Achilles

Mythical Greek warrior, vulnerable only in the heel. ... See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Achilles

son of Peleus and Thetis, a goddess; bathed in the river Styx as a baby by his mother, Achilles' heel did not enter the water that makes whomever bathes in it invulnerable; one myth says that an arrow shot by Paris hit Achilles in his vulnerable heel and caused his death; his parents put him in the care of the Centaur Chiron as a young boy; origina...
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Achilles

The name Achilles has been used for British war ships since 1744 and is associated with the capture of the St Florentine in 1759 and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. In 1863 a first-class cruiser was launched and named Achilles. That Achilles was decommissioned in 1901.
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Achilles

Trojan son of Peleus and Thetis, bathed in the Styx to make him invulnerable?except in the place from which he hung. After desecrating Hector?s body in revenge for the death of Patroclus, Achilles was shot in the heel by Paris and died. Note
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