Associations to the word «Dorian»

Wiktionary

DORIAN, adjective. Of or relating to the Dorians
DORIAN, noun. A member of the Dorians
DORIAN, proper noun. A male given name, apparently first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).
DORIAN MODE, noun. (music) a mode that is a minor key with the sixth scale degree raised by one half step

Dictionary definition

DORIAN, noun. A member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.
DORIAN, noun. The ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC.
DORIAN, adjective. Of or relating to the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris, to their Doric dialect of Greek, or to their culture.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats