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Solon

[soh-luh n] /ˈsoʊ lən/
noun
1.
c638–c558 b.c, Athenian statesman.
2.
(often lowercase) a wise lawgiver.
3.
a town in N Ohio.
Related forms
Solonian
[soh-loh-nee-uh n] /soʊˈloʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
Solonic
[soh-lon-ik] /soʊˈlɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pre-Solonian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-solonian

Solon

/ˈsəʊlən/
noun
1.
?638–?559 bc, Athenian statesman, who introduced economic, political, and legal reforms
Derived Forms
Solonian (səʊˈləʊnɪən), Solonic (səʊˈlɒnɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for pre-solonian

solon

n.

"legislator," 1620s, from Greek Solon, name of early lawgiver of Athens, one of the seven sages. Often, especially in U.S., applied (with perhaps a whiff of sarcasm) by journalists to Congressmen, township supervisors, etc. It also is a useful short headline word.

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