A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-ol-ik]
    • /iˈɒl ɪk/
    • /iːˈɒlɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-ol-ik]
    • /iˈɒl ɪk/

Definitions of aeolic word

  • adjective aeolic of or relating to the Aeolians or their dialect 3
  • noun aeolic one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in Thessaly, Boeotia, and Aeolis 3
  • noun aeolic a dialect or group of dialects of ancient Greek spoken chiefly in Aeolis, Boeotia, and Thessaly 3
  • adjective aeolic Aeolian (sense 1) 3
  • noun aeolic the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian. 1
  • adjective aeolic 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. 1

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Origin of aeolic

First appearance:

before 1730
One of the 48% newest English words
1730-40; < Latin Aeolicus < Greek Aiolikós, equivalent to Aioleús (plural Aioleîs) + -ikos -ic

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aeolic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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