Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to Ionians
  • adj. of an order of classical Greek architecture; the Ionic order
  • proper n. A sub-dialect of the Attic-Ionic dialectal group of Ancient Greek consisting of Old Ionic and New Ionic.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ιωνικός (ionikos, "related to Ionians"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Processes in Ionic Crystals "(with R.W. Gurney) and" Electronic

    Sir Nevill F. Mott - Biography

  • 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.

    The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

  • 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.

    The Greek Legacy

  • This tender motion of the physignomy the ancients called the Ionic laugh.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)

  • 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."

    The Old Roman World, : the Grandeur and Failure of Its Civilization.

  • 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?

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • ([3/4: 4 4 8 8]), or [ '' --] ([3/4: 8 8 4 4]), which were called Ionic feet.

    Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

  • 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.

    Reasons to call it The Healthcare Holocaust.

  • 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

    Homer and His Age

  • He adds that Helbig's attempts "to distinguish the older AEolic from the newer and more sceptical 'Ionic' faith seem to me visionary."

    Homer and His Age

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