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[gree-shuh n] /ˈgri ʃən/

(especially with reference to ancient Greece).
a .
an expert in the language or literature.
(esp of beauty or architecture) conforming to Greek ideals, esp in being classically simple
a scholar of or expert in the Greek language or literature
adjective, noun
another word for Greek

c.1400, from Latin Graecia “Greece” (see Greek) + people ending -ian. The noun meaning “a Greek” is from early 15c.

Hellenists, Greek-Jews; Jews born in a foreign country, and thus did not speak Hebrew (Acts 6:1; 9:29), nor join in the Hebrew services of the Jews in Palestine, but had synagogues of their own in Jerusalem. Joel 3:6 =Greeks.


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