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1. A native or inhabitant of Ionia.
2. One of a Hellenic people of Mycenaean origin that inhabited Attica, the Peloponnesus along the Saronic Gulf, Euboea, the Cyclades, and Ionia.

I·o′ni·an adj.


(Historical Terms) a member of a Hellenic people who settled in Attica in about 1100 bc and later colonized the islands and E coast of the Aegean Sea
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Ionic
2. (Placename) of or relating to Ionia
3. (Classical Music) music relating to or denoting an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from C to C and forming the basis of the modern major key. See also Hypo-


(aɪˈoʊ ni ən)

1. a member of the ancient Greek people or group of peoples, principally migrants from Attica and Euboea, who colonized Ionia c1050–1000 b.c.
2. a native or inhabitant of Ionia.
3. of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ionian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric GreeksIonian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
2.Ionian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
Adj.1.Ionian - of or pertaining to the ancient Ionians who lived in Attica and related territories, to their Ionic dialect of Greek, or to their culture


A. ADJjonio, jónico
B. CPD Ionian Sea NMar m Jónico


adj Ionian SeaIonisches Meer
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These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
Eryx, and that the Aegadean islands which are so striking when seen thence did duty with her for the Ionian islands--Marettimo, the highest and most westerly of the group, standing for Ithaca.
Flack replied that all the columns had been ordered, adding, "and all the capitals different--one with dragons in the foliage, another approaching to the Ionian style, another introducing Mrs.
The Chones inhabited the part toward Iapigia and the Ionian Sea which is called Syrtis.
In continental Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical and matter-of-fact.
The Ionian, he replied, and the Lydian; they are termed `relaxed.
The Boeotians and the Ionians with their long tunics, the Locrians, the men of Phthia, and the famous force of the Epeans could hardly stay Hector as he rushed on towards the ships, nor could they drive him from them, for he was as a wall of fire.
It encapsulates everything that makes the Ionian Islands so special - history, architecture and, above all, an outstandingly beautiful location.
Fiskardo encapsulates everything that makes the Ionian Islands so special - history, architecture and, above all, outstanding beauty.
Greece last year picked a Norwegian contractor to carry out seismic surveys in the Ionian Sea and south of Crete in search for oil and gas.
BOOK IT NOW Ionian Island Holidays has seven nights self-catering at Apartment Evanna in Agios Stefanos on the north-east coast, from PS329pp (two sharing), ex-Manchester, October 22.
Bred by Strawbridge out of French Group 3 winner Snow Day, Ionian Sea was trained by Jonathan Pease to win the 1992 Listed Prix Robert de Cholet at Le Lion d'Angers, after which she bred four foals for Strawbridge.