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Definition of Ionian

Ionian
Ionian I*o"ni*an, a. [L. Ionius. See Ionic.] Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians; Ionic. -- n. A native or citizen of Ionia.
Ionian
Ionic I*on"ic, a. [L. Ionicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? Ionia.] 1. Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians. 2. (Arch.) Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital. Ionic dialect (Gr. Gram.), a dialect of the Greek language, used in Ionia. The Homeric poems are written in what is designated old Ionic, as distinguished from new Ionic, or Attic, the dialect of all cultivated Greeks in the period of Athenian prosperity and glory. Ionic foot. (Pros.) See Ionic, n., 1. Ionic, or Ionian, mode (Mus.), an ancient mode, supposed to correspond with the modern major scale of C. Ionic sect, a sect of philosophers founded by Thales of Miletus, in Ionia. Their distinguishing tenet was, that water is the original principle of all things. Ionic type, a kind of heavy-faced type (as that of the following line). Note: This is Nonpareil Ionic.

Meaning of Ionian from wikipedia

- The Ionians (/aɪˈoʊniənz/; Gr****: Ἴωνες, Íōnes, singular Ἴων, Íōn) were one of the four major tribes that the Gr****s considered themselves to be divided...
- The Ionian Sea (Gr****: Ιόνιο Πέλαγος, Iónio Pélagos [iˈonio ˈpelaɣos]; Italian: Mar Ionio [mar ˈjɔːnjo]; Albanian: Deti Jon [dɛti jɔ:n]) is an elongated...
- The Ionian Islands (Modern Gr****: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Gr****, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi) are a group of islands in Greece....
- Ionic or Ionian may refer to: Ionic meter, a poetic metre in ancient Gr**** and Latin poetry Ionian mode, a musical mode or a diatonic scale Ionian, of or...
- Ionian mode is a musical mode or, in modern usage, a diatonic scale also called the major scale. It is the name ****igned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to...
- of the Ionian Islands (Gr****: Ἡνωμένον Κράτος τῶν Ἰονίων Νήσων, romanized: Inoménon Krátos ton Ioníon Níson, lit. "United State of the Ionian Islands";...
- The Ionian Revolt, and ****ociated revolts in Aeolis, Doris, Cyprus and Caria, were military rebellions by several Gr**** regions of Asia Minor against Persian...
- The Ionian League (ancient Gr****: Ἴωνες, Íōnes; κοινὸν Ἰώνων, koinón Iōnōn; or κοινὴ σύνοδος Ἰώνων, koinē sýnodos Iōnōn; Latin: commune consilium), also...
- exceptionally dense Carnac stones site (approximately 3,300 BC). In 600 BC, Ionian Gr****s, originating from Phocaea, founded the colony of M****alia (present-day...
- northernmost territories of the Ionian League of Gr**** settlements. Never a unified state, it was named after the Ionian tribe who, in the Archaic Period...
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