AskDefine | Define Doric

Dictionary Definition

doric adj : oldest and simplest of the three orders of classical Greek architecture [ant: ionic, corinthian] n : the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus

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From Δωρικός (Dōrikos) "related to Dorians".


Proper noun

  1. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in ancient times.
  2. A dialect of Lowland Scots spoken in the northeast of Scotland.


Greek dialect
dialect of Scots

Extensive Definition

Doric, an adjective, and synonym of Dorian generally used in its own set of names, may refer to:
Doric in German: Dorisch
Doric in Spanish: Dórico
Doric in Italian: Dorico
Doric in Dutch: Dorisch
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