🔼The name Achaicus: Summary
- Man Of Anguish
- From the noun αχος (achos), pain or grief.
🔼The name Achaicus in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Achaicus
According to Spiros Zodhiates (The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament) the name Achaicus means "belonging to Achaia," and Achaia (Αχαια) is the name of the Roman province that covered the southern part of modern Greece — the northern part was called Macedonia. The city of Corinth was situated in Achaia.
The name Achaia and thus Achaicus comes from the Greek noun αχος (achos), meaning pain or grief:
The noun αχος (achos) means pain (hence our word "ache") but mostly grief or distress as a state of mind.
The name Achaicus literally means Man Of Anguish. It cannot be estimated to which extent people were conscious this meaning, but the parallel with Jesus' epithet Man Of Sorrows is striking.