Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Greek Mythology The god of the winds.
  • noun A king of Thessaly and ancestor of the Aeolians.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In classical mythology, the god and ruler of the winds, which at his will he set free or held prisoners in a hollow mountain.
  • noun An apparatus for renewing the air in rooms.
  • noun A genus of coleopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gr. & Rom. Myth.) The god of the winds, in ancient mythology.

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  • proper noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun god of the winds in ancient mythology

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos, quick, changeable.]

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From the Latin Aeolus, from the Ancient Greek Αἴολος (Aiolos).

Examples

  • This boat was rammed in night by U.S. S. "Aeolus" -- in reserve as 1st class petty officer.

    Tar-Heel War Record (In the Great World War)

  • 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.

    Culture Industry

  • Gizmodo tells of this concept for a pedal-powered airship called Aeolus that can stay aloft for two weeks.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Gizmodo tells of this concept for a pedal-powered airship called Aeolus that can stay aloft for two weeks.

    Pedal-Powered Airship

  • The winds in those days were personages, and were very well known; they were called Aeolus, Boreas, and so forth.

    Willis the Pilot

  • "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.

    'Making the Wrong Joyce': An Exchange

  • 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.

    Making the Wrong Joyce

  • By January of 1983, Gaskell had become sharply critical of Gabler's most recent work — apparently on "Aeolus," "Lestrygonians" (again), and "Scylla and Charybdis."

    The New 'Ulysses': The Hidden Controversy

  • [535] A verse from the 'Aeolus' of Euripides, but slightly altered.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • 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."

    In the Wrong Paradise

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