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Dorian

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[ dawr-ee-uhn, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔr i ən, ˈdoʊr- /
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adjective

of or relating to the ancient Greek region of Doris or to the Dorians.

noun

a member of a people who entered Greece about the 12th century b.c., conquered the Peloponnesus, and destroyed the Mycenaean culture: one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.Compare Achaean (def. 5), Aeolian2 (def. 3), Ionian (def. 3).

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Origin of Dorian

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1595–1605; <Latin Dōri(us) (<Greek Dṓrios Dorian) + -an

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Definition for Dorian (2 of 2)

Dorian2
[ dawr-ee-uhn, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔr i ən, ˈdoʊr- /

noun

a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dorian

Dorian
/ (ˈdɔːrɪən) /

noun

a member of a Hellenic people who invaded Greece around 1100 bc, overthrew the Mycenaean civilization, and settled chiefly in the Peloponnese

adjective

of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Doric
music of or relating to a mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from D to DSee also Hypo-
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