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Aeolic

or E·ol·ic

[ee-ol-ik]
noun
  1. the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
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adjective
  1. 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.
  2. Aeolian2(def 1).
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Origin of Aeolic

1730–40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic

Eolic

or Ae·ol·ic

[ee-ol-ik]
noun, adjective
  1. Aeolian.
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Historical Examples of aeolic

  • This poem, like the preceding one, is written in the Aeolic dialect.

    Theocritus, Bion and Moschus

    Theocritus

  • It is to be remembered that as a patronymic Τελαμώνιος is an Aeolic formation.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

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

    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

  • The other Aeolic and Ionic leaders are distinctly less prominent.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick


British Dictionary definitions for aeolic

Aeolic

Eolic

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
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noun
  1. one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
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Compare Arcadic, Doric, IonicSee also Attic (def. 3)

Eolic

adjective, noun
  1. a variant spelling of Aeolic
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