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Aeolic

[ee-ol-ik] /iˈɒl ɪk/
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
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic
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Aeolic

/iːˈɒlɪk; iːˈəʊlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
noun
2.
one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
Compare Arcadic, Doric, Ionic See also Attic (sense 3)
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