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[hel-een] /ˈhɛl in/

a Greek.
another name for a Greek


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    [he-len-ik, -lee-nik] /hɛˈlɛn ɪk, -ˈli nɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or their language, culture, thought, etc., especially before the time of Alexander the Great. Compare (def 3). 2. . noun 3. Also called Greek. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, comprising a variety of ancient, medieval, and […]

  • Hellenism

    [hel-uh-niz-uh m] /ˈhɛl əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. ancient Greek culture or ideals. 2. the imitation or adoption of ancient Greek language, thought, customs, art, etc.: the Hellenism of Alexandrian Jews. 3. the characteristics of Greek culture, especially after the time of Alexander the Great; civilization of the period. /ˈhɛlɪˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the principles, ideals, and […]

  • Hellenist

    [hel-uh-nist] /ˈhɛl ə nɪst/ noun 1. a person, especially in ancient times, adopting Greek speech, ideas, or customs. 2. a person who admires or studies Greek civilization. /ˈhɛlɪnɪst/ noun 1. Also called Hellenizer. (in the Hellenistic world) a non-Greek, esp a Jew, who adopted Greek culture 2. a student of the Greek civilization or language

  • Hellenization

    [hel-uh-nahyz] /ˈhɛl əˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), Hellenized, Hellenizing. 1. to make Greek in character. verb (used without object), Hellenized, Hellenizing. 2. to adopt Greek ideas or customs. /ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to make or become like the ancient Greeks

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