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Aeolian

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[ ee-oh-lee-uhn ]
/ iˈoʊ li ən /
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adjective
pertaining to Aeolus, or to the winds in general.
Usually aeolian . of or caused by the wind; windblown.
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Origin of Aeolian

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First recorded in 1595–1605; Aeoli(us) pertaining to Aeolus + -an adjective suffix; see -an

Other definitions for Aeolian (2 of 2)

Aeolian2

or E·o·li·an

[ ee-oh-lee-uhn ]
/ iˈoʊ li ən /

adjective
Also Aeolic. belonging to a nation of people in ancient Greece named after Aeolus, its legendary founder.
(lowercase)Geology. noting or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind.
noun
a member of one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.Compare Achaean (def. 5), Dorian1 (def. 2), Ionian (def. 3).

Origin of Aeolian

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First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin Aeoli(ī), (from Greek Aioleîs “the Aeolians,” with change of suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Aeolian (1 of 2)

aeolian
/ (iːˈəʊlɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to the wind; produced or carried by the wind

Word Origin for aeolian

C18: from Aeolus, god of the winds

British Dictionary definitions for Aeolian (2 of 2)

Aeolian

Eolian

/ (iːˈəʊlɪən) /

noun
a member of a Hellenic people who settled in Thessaly and Boeotia and colonized Lesbos and parts of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor
adjective
of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Aeolic
of or relating to Aeolus
denoting or relating to an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from A to A: the basis of the modern minor keySee also Hypo-
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Scientific definitions for Aeolian

aeolian
[ ē-ōlē-ən ]

See eolian.
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