Doric

adjective
Dor·​ic | \ ˈdȯr-ik How to pronounce Doric (audio) , ˈdär- \

Definition of Doric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Dorians
2 : belonging to the oldest and simplest Greek architectural order — see order illustration
3 : of, relating to, or constituting Doric

Doric

noun

Definition of Doric (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dialect of ancient Greek spoken especially in the Peloponnisos, Crete, Sicily, and southern Italy

First Known Use of Doric

Adjective

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Doric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Doric. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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