Eolian



[ee-oh-lee-uh n] /iˈoʊ li ən/

adjective
1.
(lowercase) Geology. noting or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind.
2.
.
noun
3.
(def 3).
[ee-oh-lee-uh n] /iˈoʊ li ən/
adjective
1.
Also, Aeolic. belonging to a nation of people in ancient Greece named after , its legendary founder.
noun
2.
a member of one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.
Compare (def 5), (def 2), (def 3).
3.
(def 1).
/iːˈəʊlɪən/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant spelling of Aeolian
/iːˈəʊlɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the wind; produced or carried by the wind
/iːˈəʊlɪən/
noun
1.
a member of a Hellenic people who settled in Thessaly and Boeotia and colonized Lesbos and parts of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor
adjective
2.
of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Aeolic
3.
of or relating to Aeolus
4.
denoting or relating to an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from A to A: the basis of the modern minor key See also Hypo-
adj.

see Aeolian.
adj.

c.1600, “of the wind,” from Latin Æolus “god of the winds,” from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos “quickly moving.” Æolian harp first recorded 1791. The ancient district of Aiolis in Asia Minor was said to have been named for the wind god, hence Æolian also refers to one branch of the ancient Greek people.
eolian also aeolian
(ē-ō’lē-ən)
Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind. Loess is an eolian deposit.
aeolian
(ē-ō’lē-ən)
See eolian.

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