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Webster 1913 Edition


Aonian

A-o′ni-an

(ā̍-ō′nĭ-an)
,
Adj.
[From
Aonia
, a part of Bœotia, in Greece.]
Pertaining to Aonia, in Bœotia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there.
Aonian fount
,
the fountain of Aganippe, at the foot of Mount Helicon, not far from Thebes, and sacred to the Muses.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aonian

AO'NIAN

,
Adj.
[From aonia, a part of Boeotia, in Greece.]
Pertaining to the muses, or to Aonia in Boeotia. The Aonian fount was Aganippe, at the foot of mount Helicon, not far from Thebes, and sacred to the muses. Hence the muses were called Aonides. But in truth, Aonia itself is formed from the Celtic aon, a spring or fountain, [the fabled son of Neptune,] and this word gave name to Aonia. As the muses were fond of springs, the word was applied to the muses, and to mountains which were their favorite residence, as to Parnassus.

Definition 2022


Aonian

Aonian

English

Adjective

Aonian (comparative more Aonian, superlative most Aonian)

  1. (Ancient Greece) Pertaining to Aonia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there.
    The Aonian fount stood at the foot of Mount Helicon, not far from Thebes, and was sacred to the Muses.

Translations

Noun

Aonian (plural Aonians)

  1. An inhabitant of Aonia.