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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the name originally of a narrow strip of territory in Greece, on
    the north-west of the Peloponnesus. Subsequently it was applied
    by the Romans to the whole Peloponnesus, now called the Morea,
    and the south of Greece. It was then one of the two provinces
    (Macedonia being the other) into which they divided the country
    when it fell under their dominion. It is in this latter enlarged
    meaning that the name is always used in the New Testament (Acts
    18:12, 27; 19:21; Rom. 15: 26; 16:5, etc.). It was at the time
    when Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles under the proconsular
    form of government; hence the appropriate title given to Gallio
    as the "deputy," i.e., proconsul, of Achaia (Acts 18:12).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Achaia, grief; trouble