Meaning of Dorian


Pronunciation: (dôr'ē-un, dōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the ancient Greek region of Doris or to the Dorians.
  1. a member of a people who entered Greece about the 12th century b.c., conquered the Peloponnesus, and destroyed the Mycenaean culture: one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks. Cf. Achaean (def. 5),(def. 2),(def. 4).


Pronunciation: (dôr'ē-un, dōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a male or female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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