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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
References in classic literature ?
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 Chones inhabited the part toward Iapigia and the Ionian Sea which is called Syrtis.
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.
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 Ionian, he replied, and the Lydian; they are termed `relaxed.
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.
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.
With a letter to the relevant commissioners for enlargement and regional policy, Johannes Hahn and Corina Cretu, the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Giorgos Katrougalos, announced Greece's intention to support the nomination of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia within the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)," the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
44pm GMT yesterday in the Ionian Sea to the west of the paradise, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
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