Aeolian


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Ae·o·li·an

 (ē-ō′lē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Aeolis or its people or culture.
2. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Aeolus.
3. aeolian Variant of eolian.
n.
1. One of a Hellenic people of central Greece that occupied Aeolis and Lesbos around 1100 bc.
2. See Aeolic.

aeolian

(iːˈəʊlɪən)
adj
of or relating to the wind; produced or carried by the wind
[C18: from Aeolus, god of the winds]

Aeolian

(iːˈəʊlɪən) or

Eolian

n
(Peoples) a member of a Hellenic people who settled in Thessaly and Boeotia and colonized Lesbos and parts of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor
adj
1. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Aeolic
2. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Aeolic
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Aeolus
4. (Classical Music) denoting or relating to an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from A to A: the basis of the modern minor key. See also Hypo-

Ae•o•li•an

(iˈoʊ li ən)

n.
1. a member of the ancient Greek people or group of peoples, migrants from Boeotia and Thessaly, who colonized Aeolis and Lesbos c1150–1050 b.c.
2. a native or inhabitant of Aeolis.
3. Aeolic.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Aeolis or the Aeolians.

Ae•o•li•an

(iˈoʊ li ən)

adj.
1. pertaining to Aeolus, or to the winds in general.
2. (usu. l.c.) of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aeolian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
2.Aeolian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
Adj.1.Aeolian - of or pertaining to Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds; relating to or caused by the wind
2.Aeolian - of or relating to Aeolis or its ancient Greek people
Translations

Aeolian

adjäolisch

aeolian

[iːˈəʊlɪən] adj (Geol) → eolico/a
aeolian harp → arpa eolia
References in classic literature ?
Clare sat down to the piano, and began playing a soft and melancholy movement with the AEolian accompaniment.
It is as though the Aeolian harps had caught some strayed wind from an unknown world, and brought strange messages from peopled stars.
Thence we went on to the Aeolian island where lives Aeolus son of Hippotas, dear to the immortal gods.
My name is Manicamp," replied the young man, in a voice whose tones were as harmonious and sweet as the notes of an AEolian harp.
A strange roseate light shone through the spaces among their trunks and the wind made in their branches the music of AEolian harps.
Skirting along the north coast of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna, along the south coast of Italy, the west and south coast of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens will be reached in two and a half or three days.
He hears the echoes of a horn in a hill country, in the Notch Mountains, for example, which converts the mountains into an Aeolian harp,--and this supernatural tiralira restores to him the Dorian mythology, Apollo, Diana, and all divine hunters and huntresses.
Time to drink in life's sunshine - time to listen to the AEolian music that the wind of God draws from the human heart-strings around us - time to -
It was like the voice of a soul that had once lived in an AEolian harp.
There thou shalt hear and learn the secret power Of harmony, in tones and numbers hit By voice or hand, and various-measured verse, AEolian charms and Dorian lyric odes, And his who gave them breath, but higher sung, Blind Melesigenes, thence Homer called, Whose poem Phoebus challenged for his own.
Perhaps it was that aeolian harmony which recalled to the Story Girl a legend of elder days.
Hellen had three sons, Dorus, Xuthus, and Aeolus, parents of the Dorian, Ionic and Aeolian races, and the offspring of these was then detailed.