Aeolic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aeolic the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • aeolic (Phys. Geog) Pertaining to, caused by, or designating, the action of the wind in modifying the earth's surface; as, æolic erosion; æolic sand. Same as aeolian{3.
    • aeolic Æolian, 1; as, the Æolic dialect; the Æolic mode.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Aeolic Pertaining to Æolis or Æolia, to the Æolians, or to Æolus, their mythical ancestor; Æolian: as, Æolic towns; the Æolic branch of the Greek race.
    • n Aeolic The language of the Æolians; the Æolian dialect of Greek.
    • n Aeolic Also written Eolic and Aiolic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Aeolicus,; Gr. A'ioliko`s, name of the god of the winds

Usage

In literature:

The Roman idiom, by an infusion of Doric and Aeolic Greek, was gradually ripened into the style of the xii.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
He wrote in the broad Spartan dialect with a mixture of the Aeolic, and in various metres.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
We have here no parallel for the AEolic, Ionic, and Doric phases of Greek literature.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Like the Doric, AEolic, and Ionic, these dialects were spoken over distant countries, and cultivated at different periods.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
They are the citations of lexicographers and grammarians, made either as illustrations of the AEolic tongue or as examples of metre.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Similarly, the Dorian Theocritus wrote love-songs in Aeolic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Same as AEOLIAN, AEOLIC, AEOLIPILE.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)" by Various
So too the digamma is called "Aeolic" by grammarians, and is found on Aeolic and Doric inscriptions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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