Dorian(redirected from Dorian Greeks)
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One of a Hellenic people that invaded Greece around 1100 bc and remained culturally and linguistically distinct within the Greek world.
[Latin Dōriānus, from Dōrius, from Greek Dōrios, from Dōris, Doris.]
(Peoples) a member of a Hellenic people who invaded Greece around 1100 bc, overthrew the Mycenaean civilization, and settled chiefly in the Peloponnese
1. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Doric
2. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Doric
3. (Music, other) music of or relating to a mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from D to D. See also Hypo-
Do•ri•an(ˈdɔr i ən, ˈdoʊr-)
1. a member of a Greek people or group of peoples who overran most of W Greece and the Peloponnesus in the 12th century b.c., bringing Mycenaean culture to an end.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the ancient Greek region of Doris or to the Dorians.
[1595–1605; < Latin Dōri(us) (< Greek Dṓrios Dorian) + -an1]
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|Noun||1.||Dorian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks|
|2.||Dorian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC|
|Adj.||1.||Dorian - of or relating to the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris, to their Doric dialect of Greek, or to their culture|