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

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aeolian — (adj.) c.1600, of the wind, from L. Æolus god of the winds, from Gk. 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aeolian — [ē ō′lē ən, ēōl′yən] adj. 1. of Aeolis or its people, language, or culture 2. of Aeolus 3. [often a ] of the wind: see also EOLIAN (sense 2) n. 1. a person born or living in Aeolis; a member of any of the Greek tribes that settled in ancient… …   English World dictionary

  • Aeolian —   a. pertaining to Aeolus, god of the winds; (aeolian) carried or caused by wind. pertaining to Aeolus, god of the winds; carried or caused by wind;    ♦ Aeolian harp, musical instrument played by wind …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Aeolian — 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aeolian processes — Aeolian (or Eolian or Æolian) processes pertain to the activity of the winds and more specifically, to the winds ability to shape the surface of the Earth and other planets. Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials, and are effective… …   Wikipedia

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  • Aeolian landform — is a feature of the Earth s surface produced by either the erosive or constructive action of the wind. It must be noted, however, that this process is not unique to earth, and it has been observed and studied on other planets, most notably Mars… …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolian harmony — [Björnberg (1985).] is harmony or chord progression created from chords of the Aeolian mode. Commonly known as the natural minor scale, it allows for the construction of the following triads (three note chords built from thirds), in popular music …   Wikipedia

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