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aeolian

adjective ae·o·lian \ ē-ˈō-lē-ən , ē-ˈōl-yən \

Definition of aeolian

1 often capitalized : of or relating to Aeolus
2 : giving forth or marked by a moaning or sighing sound or musical tone produced by or as if by the wind

Origin and Etymology of aeolian

Aeolus, god of the winds (borrowed from Latin, borrowed from Greek Aíolos) + 2-ian

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aeolian

adjective ae·o·lian

less common variant of

: borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the wind

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Aeolian

adjective Ae·o·lian \ ē-ˈō-lē-ən , ā- , -ˈōl-yən \

Definition of Aeolian

: of or relating to Aeolis or its inhabitants

Origin and Etymology of aeolian

Aeolis, Aeolia, ancient territory in Asia Minor (borrowed from Latin, borrowed from Greek Aiolís) + 2-an


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Aeolian

noun

Definition of Aeolian

1 : a member of a group of Greek peoples of Thessaly and Boeotia that colonized Lesbos and the adjacent coast of Asia Minor
2 : aeolic

Origin and Etymology of aeolian

derivative of 1aeolian


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