Do·​ri·​an ˈdȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce Dorian (audio)
: a member of an ancient Hellenic race that completed the overthrow of Mycenaean civilization and settled especially in the Peloponnisos and Crete
Dorian adjective

Word History


Latin Dorius of Doris, from Greek dōrios, from Dōris, region of ancient Greece

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dorian was in 1662

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“Dorian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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