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Greek

 (grēk)
n.
1.
a. The Indo-European language of the Greeks.
b. Greek language and literature from the middle of the eighth century bc to the end of the third century ad, especially the Attic Greek of the fifth and fourth centuries bc.
2.
a. A native or inhabitant of Greece.
b. A person of Greek ancestry.
3. Informal A member of a fraternity or sorority that has its name composed of Greek letters.
4. Informal Something that is unintelligible: Quantum mechanics is Greek to me.
adj.
Of or relating to Greece or its people, language, or culture.

[Middle English Grek, from Old English Grēcas, the Greeks, from Latin Graecus, Greek, from Greek Graikos, ethnic designation of a Boeotian tribe that settled in Italy.]
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Greek

(ɡriːk)
n
1. (Languages) the official language of Greece, constituting the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. See Ancient Greek, Late Greek, Medieval Greek, Modern Greek
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Greece or a descendant of such a native
3. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
4. informal anything incomprehensible (esp in the phrase it's (all) Greek to me)
5. Greek meets Greek equals meet
adj
6. (Placename) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
7. (Languages) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
8. (Peoples) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
9. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) of, relating to, or designating the Greek Orthodox Church
[from Old English Grēcas (plural), or Latin Graecus, from Greek Graikos]
ˈGreekness n
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Greek

(grik)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Greece, the Greeks, or their language.
2. pertaining to the Greek Orthodox Church.
n.
3. a native or inhabitant of Greece.
4. the Indo-European language of the Greeks. Abbr.: Gk
5. Informal. anything unintelligible, as speech, writing, etc.: This contract is Greek to me.
6. a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
7. a person who belongs to a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English Grēcas (pl.) < Latin Graecī the Greeks (nominative pl. of Graecus) < Greek Graikoí, pl. of Graikós Greek]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greek - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languagesGreek - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Modern Greek, New Greek - the Greek language as spoken and written today
Late Greek - the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries
Byzantine Greek, Medieval Greek, Middle Greek - the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
Koine - a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
Ancient Greek - the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
2.Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Achaean, Achaian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Aeolian, Eolian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Dorian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Ionian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Athenian - a resident of Athens
Corinthian - a resident of Corinth
Laconian - a resident of Laconia
Spartan - a resident of Sparta
Arcadian - an inhabitant of Arcadia
Theban - a Greek inhabitant of ancient Thebes
Argive - a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
Ephesian - a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
Mycenaen - a native or inhabitant of ancient Mycenae
Thessalian - a native or inhabitant of Thessaly
Thessalonian - a native or inhabitant of Thessalonica
Adj.1.Greek - of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language; "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe"
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Greek

adjective
1. Hellenic his extensive knowledge of Greek antiquity
noun
1. Hellene The ancient Greeks referred to themselves as Hellenes.
Quotations
"I fear the Greeks, even when they are bearing gifts" [Virgil Aeneid]
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Translations
řeckýřečtinaŘekŘekyně
græskgræker
grekagreko
kreeklane
یونانی
kreikkalainensiansaksahepreakreikka
grecgrecquegrecquesc’est de l’hébreuc’est du chinois
grčkiGrkGrkinjagrčki jezik
görög
Grikkigrískagrískur
ギリシャのギリシャ人ギリシャ語
그리스 사람그리스어그리스의
Graecus
greacă
gréckygréčtina
GrkGrkinjaGrščinagrški
grekgrekiskgrekiska
Kigiriki
แห่งประเทศกรีกชาวกรีกภาษากรีก
یونانی
người Hy Lạpthuộc nước/người/tiếng Hy Lạptiếng Hy Lạp

Greek

[griːk]
A. ADJgriego
B. N
1. (= person) → griego/a m/f
2. (Ling) → griego m
ancient Greekgriego m antiguo
it's all Greek to mepara mí es chino, no entiendo ni palabra
C. CPD Greek Orthodox Church NIglesia f Ortodoxa griega
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Greek

[ˈgriːk]
adjgrec(grecque)
Dionysis is Greek → Dionysis est grec.
She's Greek → Elle est grecque.
n
(= person) → Grec (Grecque)m/f
(= language) → grec m
ancient Greek → grec classique
modern Greek → grec moderneGreek Cypriot
nChypriote m/f grec(grecque)
adjchypriote grec(grecque)
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Greek

adjgriechisch; he is Greeker ist Grieche; Greek letter society (US Univ) Studentenverbindung, deren Name aus drei griechischen Buchstaben besteht; the Greek Orthodox Churchdie griechisch-orthodoxe Kirche
n
(Ling) → Griechisch nt; Modern GreekNeugriechisch nt; Ancient GreekAltgriechisch nt; it’s all Greek to me (inf)das sind böhmische Dörfer für mich (inf)
(= person)Grieche m, → Griechin f
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Greek

[griːk]
1. adjgreco/a
2. n
a. (person) → greco/a
b. (language) → greco
ancient/modern Greek → greco antico/moderno
it's (all) Greek to me (fam) → per me è arabo
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greek

اللغة اليونانية, يُونانيّ řecký, řečtina, Řek græker, græsk Grieche, griechisch Έλληνας, Ελληνικά, ελληνικός griego kreikka, kreikkalainen grec grčki, Grk greco ギリシャの, ギリシャ人, ギリシャ語 그리스 사람, 그리스어, 그리스의 Griek, Grieks greker, gresk grecki, Grek, język grecki grego грек, греческий, греческий язык grek, grekisk, grekiska แห่งประเทศกรีก, ชาวกรีก, ภาษากรีก Yunan, Yunanca, Yunanlı người Hy Lạp, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Hy Lạp, tiếng Hy Lạp 希腊人, 希腊的, 希腊语
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