Definitions

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

  • An ancient region of western Asia Minor along the coast of the Aegean Sea. Greek settlers established colonies here before 1000 BC. The seaports of Ionia flourished from c. 8th century BC until the Turkish conquest of the 15th century AD.

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  • noun A region of Western Asia Minor colonized by the Ancient Greeks.

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  • proper noun historical An Ancient Greek settlement on the west coast of Asia Minor inhabited by the Ionians, one of the four main Hellenic tribes.

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  • noun region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἰωνία.

Examples

  • IONIA - A 25-year-old Ionia man led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday night that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, authorities said.

    lsj.com - News

  • The first person we know of who might be called a scientist was Thales of Miletus, who lived in Ionia, now the west coast of Turkey, around 600 B.C.

    What is a scientist?

  • Smyrna -- in Ionia, a little to the north of Ephesus.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The Athenians believed that the Ionians had originated in Athens and had spread from there by an early colonization to what came to be called Ionia on the central coast of Asia Minor; there they founded and formed a loose league of cities.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The Athenians believed that the Ionians had originated in Athens and had spread from there by an early colonization to what came to be called Ionia on the central coast of Asia Minor; there they founded and formed a loose league of cities.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • It was then a coastal city, on a gulf now filled in by silt, in a region known as Ionia.

    Euclid’s Window

  • It was then a coastal city, on a gulf now filled in by silt, in a region known as Ionia.

    Euclid’s Window

  • The Ionians invaded the western coast of Asia Minor, which was subsequently called Ionia, taking over the existing cities of Colophon, Miletus, Smyrna, Myus, Priene, Ephesus, Phocaea, and others.

    c. The Aeolian and Ionian Migrations and the Greek Renaissance

  • It was then a coastal city, on a gulf now filled in by silt, in a region known as Ionia.

    Euclid’s Window

  • He was a powerful monarch, -- so powerful that the Greeks, who had built cities all along the coast of Asia Minor, in the country called Ionia, never spoke of him except as "The Great King."

    The Story of the Greeks

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