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 for Aeolian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  AEolian \[AE]*o"li*an\, a. [L. Aeolius, Gr. ?.]
     1. Of or pertaining to [AE]olia or [AE]olis, in Asia Minor,
        colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; [ae]olic;
        as, the [AE]olian dialect.
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     2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the winds;
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              Viewless forms the [ae]olian organ play. --Campbell.
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     3. Relating to or caused by wind; as, aeolian erosion.
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     [AE]olian attachment, a contrivance often attached to a
        pianoforte, which prolongs the vibrations, increases the
        volume of sound, etc., by forcing a stream of air upon the
        strings. --Moore.
     [AE]olian harp, [AE]olian lyre, a musical instrument
        consisting of a box, on or in which are stretched strings,
        on which the wind acts to produce the notes; -- usually
        placed at an open window. --Moore.
     [AE]olian mode (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek and early
        ecclesiastical modes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aeolian \Aeolian\ n.
     1. 1 a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric
     Syn: Eolian
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or pertaining to Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds;
             relating to or caused by the wind
      2: of or relating to Aeolis or its ancient Greek people
      n 1: a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the
           prehistoric Greeks [syn: Aeolian, Eolian]
      2: the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia

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