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nounAncient Greek History
A native or inhabitant of ancient Aetolia, a region of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth.
adjectiveAncient Greek History
Of or relating to ancient Aetolia or its inhabitants.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Morison (c1510–1556), humanist and diplomat. From classical Latin Aetōlius of Aetolia, Aetolian (from ancient Greek Αἰτώλιος from Αἰτωλία (classical Latin Aetōlia), the name of a region in ancient Greece) + -an. In form Etholian after Middle French Etholien.
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