American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of the winds.
- n. A king of Thessaly and ancestor of the Aeolians.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, the god and ruler of the winds, which at his will he set free or held prisoners in a hollow mountain.
- n. An apparatus for renewing the air in rooms.
- n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
- n. Greek mythology, Greek mythology The name of a number of characters in Greek mythology, including the founder of the Aeolian race, and a god with power over wind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. & Rom. Myth.) The god of the winds, in ancient mythology.
- n. god of the winds in ancient mythology
- From the Latin Aeolus, from the Ancient Greek Αἴολος (Aiolos). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos, quick, changeable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This boat was rammed in night by U.S. S. "Aeolus" -- in reserve as 1st class petty officer.”
“Everything that comes before (save perhaps the newspaper headlines of "Aeolus" - which as Michael Groden shows Joyce actually went back & added late in the compositional process) is strictly realistic, a painstaking attempt to chart the internal monologues of his characters.”
“Gizmodo tells of this concept for a pedal-powered airship called Aeolus that can stay aloft for two weeks.”
“The winds in those days were personages, and were very well known; they were called Aeolus, Boreas, and so forth.”
“Aeolus" can now be read as originally written, as continuous narrative, and the headlines as what they are: interruptions, background noise, the thumping, thump of the printing presses.”
“For the once-brazen newspaper headlines in "Aeolus," which Joyce insisted be so prominent, we find the smallest type size ever used for the headings.”
“By January of 1983, Gaskell had become sharply critical of Gabler's most recent work — apparently on "Aeolus," "Lestrygonians" (again), and "Scylla and Charybdis.”
“ A verse from the 'Aeolus' of Euripides, but slightly altered.”
“Then he must needs take to writing poems all about Greece, and the free ways of the old Greeks, and Lais, and Phryne, and therein he made "Aeolus" rhyme to "control us.”
“Wind has been on Trend Hunter's radar lately for its ability to function as an environmentally friendly source of energy; so much so that it's easy to forget that wind can create beauty as well, something the Luke Jerram 'Aeolus' demonstrates.”
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