Eolic

or Ae·ol·ic

[ ee-ol-ik ]
/ iˈɒl ɪk /

noun, adjective

Definition for eolic (2 of 2)

Aeolic

or E·ol·ic

[ ee-ol-ik ]
/ iˈɒl ɪk /

noun

the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.

adjective

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.

Origin of Aeolic

1730–40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for eolic (1 of 2)

Eolic
/ (iːˈɒlɪk, ɪˈəʊlɪk) /

adjective, noun

a variant spelling of Aeolic

British Dictionary definitions for eolic (2 of 2)

Aeolic

Eolic

/ (iːˈɒlɪk, iːˈəʊlɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect

noun

one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
Compare Arcadic, Doric, IonicSee also Attic (def. 3)
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