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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a dialect of the Greek language, used in Ionia. The Homeric poems are written in what is designated old Ionic, as distinguished from new Ionic, or Attic, the dialect of all cultivated Greeks in the period of Athenian prosperity and glory.

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

  • n. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia


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