Pronunciation: (ē-ol'ik), [key]
the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
1. Archit.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.
2. Aeolian (def. 1). Also,Eolic.
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