Definition of Aeolus

1. Noun. God of the winds in ancient mythology.

Generic synonyms: Greek Deity
Derivative terms: Aeolian



Definition of Aeolus

1. Proper noun. (Greek god Greek mythology) The name of a number of characters in Greek mythology, including the founder of the Aeolian race, and a god with power over wind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Aeolus

1. The god of the winds. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aeolus

aeneous
aeneus
aenigmatite
aenigmatites
aeolian harp
aeolian harps
aeolian lyre
aeolianite
aeolianites
aeolipile
aeolipiles
aeolipyle
aeolist
aeolotropic
aeolotropy
aeolus (current term)
aeon
aeonian
aeonic
aeonium
aeoniums
aeons
aepyornis
aepyornises
aequalis
aequihymeniiferous
aequorin
aequorins
aer-
aeratable

Literary usage of Aeolus

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1921)
"Within the house of aeolus, twelve children have been born, six daughters and ... For a full month here aeolus made me welcome, and he questioned me of all, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1880)
"Aeolis is the patronymic of the female descendants of aeolus, and is given to his daughters Canace and Alcyone. (От. Met. ri. 573 ; Herod, ri. 6. ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homerus (1891)
"SOON we drew near the island of Aeolia, where aeolus, the son of ... Within the house of aeolus, twelve children have been born, six daughters and six ..."

4. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"One of the chief branches of the Hellenic race, and supposed to be descended from aeolus, sou of Hellen. (See aeolus.) They originally lived in Thessaly, ..."

5. The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian by Delphian Society, Ida Ethelwyn Wing (1911)
"aeolus was a mighty god who lived on an island, far removed from other lands, and indeed his island differed from any other which has existed then or since, ..."

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