I. adjective Date: 1595 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 II. variant of eolian

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  • Aeolian — may refer to: * things related to Æolus, the Greek God of wind * Aeolian harp, a harp that is played by the wind * Aeolian processes, wind generated geologic processes * Aeolians, an ancient Greek tribe said to be descended from Æolus * Aeolian… …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolian — n. 1. 1 a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks. Syn: Eolian [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AEolian — [AE]*o li*an, a. [L. Aeolius, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to [AE]olia or [AE]olis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; [ae]olic; as, the [AE]olian dialect. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aeolian — (adj.) c.1600, of the wind, from L. Æolus god of the winds, from Gk. Aiolos, from aiolos quickly moving. Æolian harp first recorded 1791. The ancient district of Aiolis in Asia Minor was said to have been named for the wind god, hence Æolian also …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aeolian — [ē ō′lē ən, ēōl′yən] adj. 1. of Aeolis or its people, language, or culture 2. of Aeolus 3. [often a ] of the wind: see also EOLIAN (sense 2) n. 1. a person born or living in Aeolis; a member of any of the Greek tribes that settled in ancient… …   English World dictionary

  • Aeolian —   a. pertaining to Aeolus, god of the winds; (aeolian) carried or caused by wind. pertaining to Aeolus, god of the winds; carried or caused by wind;    ♦ Aeolian harp, musical instrument played by wind …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Aeolian — adj. (US eolian) wind borne. Phrases and idioms: aeolian harp a stringed instrument or toy that produces musical sounds when the wind passes through it. Etymology: L Aeolius f. Aeolus god of the winds f. Gk Aiolos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aeolian — I. adjective Date: 1567 of or relating to Aeolis or its inhabitants II. noun Date: circa 1726 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aeolian — /ee oh lee euhn/, adj. 1. Also, Aeolic. belonging to a branch of the Greek race named after Aeolus, its legendary founder. n. 2. a member of one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks. Cf. Achaean (def. 5), Dorian (def. 2), Ionian… …   Universalium

  • Aeolian — adjective Relating to Aeolus, the Greek god of wind …   Wiktionary

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