(redirected from Aeolic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
AeolAeolic (linguistics)
AeolAustralian Engineering OnLine (Taren Point, NSW, Australia)
References in periodicals archive ?
In coastal dunes, characterized by a successive ontogenesis, grey dunes, although structurally similar may show extensive spatial correlation in environmental characteristics related to microclimate, soil properties and aeolic dynamics (sand over-blowing).
A Aeolic,B Doric,C Gothic,D Hellenic pounds 32,000:Whose last words were belie ved to have been: ``Thank God I have done my duty''?
Would Alcaeus really write, "When I think of beautiful green Lesbos, it merges in my mind with a vision of violet-haired Sappho or Psappho, as you call yourself in our beautiful Aeolic dialect"?
These metrically unregulated (extrametrical) positions are known as the Aeolic Base in Greek metrics (Maas 1962: section 33; Raven 1962: section 132).
34) Moreover, such fossilized phrases as the Aeolic forms in [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and adjectives like [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (with [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for Ionic [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) show that the tale of Troy was already being told a couple of centuries before Homer,(35) and self-styled Aeneadae were certainly among the tale's early patrons.
Particular discoveries include an Aeolic capital, an ivory spindle from Troy VII, and two unusual `volute-kraters' apparently of late 2nd century B.
Aeolic meters, such as the glyconic, typically are formed around a choriamb ( - U U - ), which may be preceded or followed (or both) by a variety of other metrical units to create a wide variety of metrical sequences.
Such repetitive units can be organized in metrical systems based upon one or more of such factors as (a) the length of the vowels (as in most types of ancient Greek and Latin poetry), (b) stress in pronunciation (as in medieval Latin and in English and German poetry), or (c) the number of syllables (as in Aeolic verse, French alexandrines, and haiku).