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Related to Ionian: Ionian Islands, Ionian Sea, Ionian mode
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.
(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-
I•o•ni•an(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.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.
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|Noun||1.||Ionian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks|
|2.||Ionian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia|
|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|