Aonian
Aonian A*o"ni*an ([asl]*[=o]"n[i^]*an), a. [From Aonia, a part of B[oe]otia, in Greece.] Pertaining to Aonia, in B[oe]otia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there. [1913 Webster]

{Aonian fount}, the fountain of Aganippe, at the foot of Mount Helicon, not far from Thebes, and sacred to the Muses. [1913 Webster]


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  • aonian — (ˈ)ā|ōnēən, nyən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Aonia, district of ancient Greece (from Latin, from Greek) + an : of or relating to Aonia or to the Muses to waste and spoil the sweet Aonian fields Christopher Marlowe …   Useful english dictionary

  • aonian — ao·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Aonian fount — noun The fountain Aganippe, on a slope of Mount Helicon (the Aonian mount) • • • Main Entry: ↑Aonian …   Useful english dictionary

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