Pronunciation: (dôr'ē-un, dōr'-),[key] —adj. of or pertaining to the ancient Greek region of Doris or to the Dorians.
—n. 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), Aeolian (def. 2), Ionian (def. 4).
Pronunciation: (dôr'ē-un, dōr'-),[key] —n. a male or female given name.