Aeolic

Aeolic

[ee-ol-ik]
noun
1.
the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
adjective
2.
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.
3.
Aeolian ( def 1 ).
Also, Eolic.


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

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Aeolic or Eolic (iːˈɒlɪk, iːˈəʊlɪk, iːˈɒlɪk, iːˈəʊlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
 
n
2.  one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
 
Eolic or Eolic
 
adj
 
n

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