American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Ionia or the Ionians.
- adj. Architecture Of or belonging to the Ionic order.
- n. The ancient Greek dialect of Ionia.
- From Ancient Greek ιωνικός (ionikos, "related to Ionians"). (Wiktionary)
“Processes in Ionic Crystals "(with R.W. Gurney) and" Electronic”
“WOMAN'S IONIC FORM: In thus using the word Ionic, De Quincey doubtless has in mind the character of Ionic architecture, with its tall and graceful column, differing from the severity of the Doric on the one hand and from the floridity of the Corinthian on the other.”
“Homer referred to them as Achaeans and their language seems to be the base for what came to be known as the Ionic-Attic dialects.”
“This tender motion of the physignomy the ancients called the Ionic laugh.”
“Vitruvius, the greatest authority among the ancients in architecture, says that, "the Greeks, in inventing these two kinds of columns, imitated in the one the naked simplicity and dignity of a man, and in the other, the delicacy and ornaments of a woman; the base of the Ionic was the imitation of sandals, and the volutes of ringlets.”
“We know the Doric mood sounds gravity and sobriety; the Lydian, buxomness and freedom; the Æolic, sweet stillness and quiet composure; the Phrygian, jollity and youthful levity; the Ionic is a stiller of storms and disturbances arising from passion; and why may we not reasonably suppose, that those whose speech naturally runs into the notes peculiar to any of these moods, are likewise in nature hereunto congenerous?”
“([3/4: 4 4 8 8]), or [ '' --] ([3/4: 8 8 4 4]), which were called Ionic feet.”
“Mono-atomic, and Molecular Metals such as Ionic Silver: This is a highly effective killer of pathogens, and also cleans the body of harmful heavy metals.”
“Patroclus is buried, he says, in a true portion of the old Aeolic epic (Sir Richard Jebb thought the whole passage "Ionic"), though even into this the late”
“He adds that Helbig's attempts "to distinguish the older AEolic from the newer and more sceptical 'Ionic' faith seem to me visionary.”
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