Aeolic



the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; .
Architecture. noting or pertaining to a capital used in the Greek territories of the eastern Aegean in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., having two volutes rising from a shaft in opposite directions, and often having below them two convex rings of leaf ornament in the form of water-lily buds.
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Historical Examples

It must be clearly understood that I am using the term ‘Aeolic’ in the modern (linguistic) sense.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

And what need is there for supposing that an Aeolic poem must contain any Aeolic characters at all?
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

Ibycus of Rhegium (c. 540) wrote choral lyrics after Stesichorus and glowing love-songs in the Aeolic style.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5 Various

In the Iliad, as we have it, only a small proportion of the characters at most can be regarded as Aeolic.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

So too the digamma is called “Aeolic” by grammarians, and is found on Aeolic and Doric inscriptions.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various

This is the presence of an Aeolic or semi-Aeolic form of language in Boeotia.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

This poem, like the preceding one, is written in the Aeolic dialect.
Theocritus, Bion and Moschus Theocritus

The other Aeolic and Ionic leaders are distinctly less prominent.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

They are sufficiently accounted for by the fact that the poems are of Aeolic origin.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

It is to be remembered that as a patronymic Τελαμώνιος is an Aeolic formation.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

adjective
of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect
noun
one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis
adjective, noun
a variant spelling of Aeolic

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