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Aeolic

or Eolic

[ee-ol-ik] /iˈɒl ɪk/
noun
1.
the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
adjective
2.
Architecture. noting or pertaining to a capital used in the Greek territories of the eastern Aegean in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., having two volutes rising from a shaft in opposite directions, and often having below them two convex rings of leaf ornament in the form of water-lily buds.
3.
Aeolian2 (def 1).
Origin of Aeolic
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic

Eolic

or Aeolic

[ee-ol-ik] /iˈɒl ɪk/
noun, adjective
1.
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Historical Examples
  • This poem, like the preceding one, is written in the Aeolic dialect.

  • And what need is there for supposing that an Aeolic poem must contain any Aeolic characters at all?

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • It is to be remembered that as a patronymic Τελαμώνιος is an Aeolic formation.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • In the Iliad, as we have it, only a small proportion of the characters at most can be regarded as Aeolic.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • This is the presence of an Aeolic or semi-Aeolic form of language in Boeotia.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • The other Aeolic and Ionic leaders are distinctly less prominent.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • They are sufficiently accounted for by the fact that the poems are of Aeolic origin.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • Similarly, the Dorian Theocritus wrote love-songs in Aeolic.

  • It must be clearly understood that I am using the term 'Aeolic' in the modern (linguistic) sense.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • In Arcadian καν the Aeolic particle κε and the Ionic αν seem to be combined.

British Dictionary definitions for Aeolic

Aeolic

/iːˈɒlɪk; iːˈəʊlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
noun
2.
one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
Compare Arcadic, Doric, Ionic See also Attic (sense 3)

Eolic

/iːˈɒlɪk; ɪˈəʊlɪk/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant spelling of Aeolic
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