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Aeolian definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or pertaining to Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds; relating to or caused by the wind
2: of or relating to Aeolis or its ancient Greek people n
1: a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks [syn: Aeolian, Eolian]
2: the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1567 of or relating to Aeolis or its inhabitants II. noun Date: circa 1726 1. a member of a group of Greek peoples of Thessaly and Boeotia that colonized Lesbos and the adjacent coast of Asia Minor 2. Aeolic

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1595 1. often capitalized of or relating to Aeolus 2. giving forth or marked by a moaning or sighing sound or musical tone produced by or as if by the wind II. variant of eolian

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (US eolian) wind-borne. Phrases and idioms: aeolian harp a stringed instrument or toy that produces musical sounds when the wind passes through it. Etymology: L Aeolius f. Aeolus god of the winds f. Gk Aiolos

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

AEolian [AE]*o"li*an, a. [L. Aeolius, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to [AE]olia or [AE]olis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; [ae]olic; as, the [AE]olian dialect. 2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the winds; pertaining to, or produced by, the wind; a["e]rial. Viewless forms the [ae]olian organ play. --Campbell. [AE]olian attachment, a contrivance often attached to a pianoforte, which prolongs the vibrations, increases the volume of sound, etc., by forcing a stream of air upon the strings. --Moore. [AE]olian harp, [AE]olian lyre, a musical instrument consisting of a box, on or in which are stretched strings, on which the wind acts to produce the notes; -- usually placed at an open window. --Moore. [AE]olian mode (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek and early ecclesiastical modes.



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