Aeolic

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adjective

Ae·​ol·​ic ē-ˈä-lik How to pronounce Aeolic (audio)

Aeolic

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noun

: a group of ancient Greek dialects used by the Aeolians

Examples of Aeolic in a Sentence

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Adjective
Based on the capitals’ proto-Aeolic design, the team dated the trove to the time of the biblical First Temple, which was allegedly built by King Solomon around 1006 B.C. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Sep. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

borrowed from Latin Aeolicus, borrowed from Greek Aiolikós, from Aiolís "Aeolia" + -ikos -ic entry 1

Noun

derivative of aeolic entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

1603, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aeolic was in 1603

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“Aeolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aeolic. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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