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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 Solon

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 Solon

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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