Definition of Aetolian in US English:


(also Aitolian, Etolian)


Ancient Greek History
  • A native or inhabitant of ancient Aetolia, a region of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth.


Ancient 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.