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

  • n. A dialect of ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus, Crete, certain of the Aegean Islands, Sicily, and southern Italy.
  • adj. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or designating Doric.
  • adj. In the style of or designating the Doric order.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in ancient times.
  • proper n. A dialect of Lowland Scots spoken in the northeast of Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians.
  • adj. Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
  • adj. Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
  • n. The Doric dialect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Doris or its inhabitants.
  • Pertaining to the Dorian race; characteristic of or derived from the Dorians.
  • n. The Doric dialect; the language of the Dorians, a dialect of the Greek or Hellenic, characterized by its broadness and hardness: hence applied to any dialect with similar characteristics, especially to the Scotch.

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

  • adj. of or pertaining to the Doric style of architecture
  • n. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris


Latin Dōricus, from Greek Dōrikos, from Dōris, Doris.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Δωρικός (Dōrikos, "related to Dorians"). (Wiktionary)



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