Definition of Aeolic in US English:


(also Eolic)


  • 1Of or relating to Aeolia or to the Aeolians or their language; Aeolian.

  • 2Geomorphology. Usually with lower-case initial. = "Aeolian".


  • Any of a group of ancient Greek dialects, including those of Aeolia, Lesbos, Thessaly, and Boeotia.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin Aeolicus of or connected with the Aeolians or Aeolis, Aeolian from Hellenistic Greek Αἰολικός of or like the Aeolians, also used with reference to the Aeolic dialect and the Aeolic metre from ancient Greek Αἰολίς + -ικός. Compare Middle French eolique, French éolique.