aeolian

adjective (1)
ae·o·lian | \ē-ˈō-lē-ən, ē-ˈōl-yən \

Definition of aeolian 

(Entry 1 of 4)

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

aeolian

adjective (2)
ae·o·lian

less common variant of

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

Aeolian

adjective (3)
Ae·o·lian | \ē-ˈō-lē-ən, ā-, -ˈōl-yən \

Definition of Aeolian (Entry 3 of 4)

: of or relating to Aeolis or its inhabitants

Aeolian

noun

Definition of Aeolian (Entry 4 of 4)

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

First Known Use of aeolian

Adjective (1)

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (3)

1567, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aeolian

Adjective (1)

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

Adjective (3)

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

Noun

derivative of aeolian entry 1

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