- the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
- 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.
- Aeolian2(def 1).
Origin of Aeolic
1730–40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic
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- a variant spelling of Aeolic
- of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
- one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
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