Definition of Aeolian

1. Noun. A member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.

Exact synonyms: Eolian
Generic synonyms: Greek, Hellene



2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds; relating to or caused by the wind.
Partainyms: Aeolus
Derivative terms: Aeolus

3. Noun. The ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia.
Generic synonyms: Citizenry, People

4. Adjective. Of or relating to Aeolis or its ancient Greek people.
Partainyms: Aeolis

Definition of Aeolian

1. Adjective. Relating to Aeolus, the Greek god of wind. ¹

2. Adjective. of, or relating to the wind. ¹

3. Adjective. (geology) carried, deposited or eroded by the wind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aeolian

1. eolian [adj] - See also: eolian

Aeolian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aeolian

Aegospotami
Aegospotamos
Aegypiidae
Aegypius
Aegypius monachus
Aegyptopithecus
Aegyptus
Aeka
Aelius Donatus
Aelurostrongylus
Aeneas
Aeneas Silvius
Aeneid
Aengus
Aeolia
Aeolian
Aeolian Islands
Aeolian mode
Aeolic
Aeolis
Aeolus
Aeonium
Aeonium haworthii
Aepyceros
Aepyceros melampus
Aepyornidae
Aepyorniformes
Aequian
Aer
Aerobacter

Literary usage of Aeolian

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1. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"The fragments of Sappho, and they alone, reveal the secret of aeolian poetry at its highest. ... aeolian ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"aeolian and Percussion Bird Music.—The non-vocal forms of bird music, though not so widely distributed as those produced in the throat, are sufficiently ..."

3. The BookmanPopular culture (1903)
"An aeolian purchased for HIM NICHOLAS II. THE C.ZAR OF RUSSIA by the DOWAGER EMPRESS The following letter has been received from our St. Petersburg ..."

4. Aristoxenou Harmonika stoicheia =: The harmonics of Aristoxenus by Aristoxenus, Macran, Henry Stewart, 1867- (1902)
"This Harmony I shall assume to have been called aeolian ; it resulted in the ... SCALES OF THE aeolian HARMONY IN THE THREE GENERA INDEFINITELY EXTENDED. ..."

5. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"Succession in aeolian soils. The only wind-borne soils of geological importance at the ... aeolian deposits consist largely of rounded sand particles, ..."

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