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  1. an ancient district in W Greece, now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania.
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Modern Greek Aitolía.
Related formsAe·to·li·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for aetolia

Historical Examples

  • Presently the ambassadors of Rhodes and Chios returned from Aetolia.

    The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2)


  • A mission was sent from Aetolia to persuade the Lacedaemonians to join.

  • Aeneus, King of Aetolia, had a daughter whose name was Deianira.

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  • Both of them offered to come, with their whole force, into Aetolia.

  • Aetolia gave to the heroic age the names of Meleager and Diomed, but subsequently fell into complete obscurity.

British Dictionary definitions for aetolia


  1. a mountainous region forming (with the region of Acarnania) a department of W central Greece, north of the Gulf of Patras: a powerful federal state in the 3rd century bc . Chief city: Missolonghi. Pop (with Acarnania): 219 092 (2001). Area: 5461 sq km (2108 sq miles)
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