Io·​ni·​an ī-ˈō-nē-ən How to pronounce Ionian (audio)
: a member of any of the Greek peoples who settled on the islands of the Aegean Sea and the western shore of Asia Minor toward the end of the second millennium b.c.
: a native or inhabitant of Ionia
Ionian adjective

Word History


Ionia, Asia Minor

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ionian was in 1550

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“Ionian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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