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 (hĕl′ēn′) also Hel·le·ni·an (hĕ-lē′nē-ən)
A Greek.

[Greek Hellēn.]


(ˈhɛliːn) or


(Peoples) another name for a Greek



1. of or pertaining to Greece, the Greeks, or their language.
2. pertaining to the Greek Orthodox Church.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hellene - 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
Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos
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


[ˈheliːn] Nheleno/a m/f
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And he has taught you the habit of answering questions in a grand and bold style, which becomes those who know, and is the style in which he himself answers all comers; and any Hellene who likes may ask him anything.
He was a little man, and his breastplate was made of linen, but in use of the spear he excelled all the Hellenes and the Achaeans.
Those again who held Pelasgic Argos, Alos, Alope, and Trachis; and those of Phthia and Hellas the land of fair women, who were called Myrmidons, Hellenes, and Achaeans; these had fifty ships, over which Achilles was in command.
A single State which is her equal you will hardly find, either among Hellenes or barbarians, though many that appear to be as great and many times greater.
And it does not blow through the tender maiden who stays indoors with her dear mother, unlearned as yet in the works of golden Aphrodite, and who washes her soft body and anoints herself with oil and lies down in an inner room within the house, on a winter's day when the Boneless One (22) gnaws his foot in his fireless house and wretched home; for the sun shows him no pastures to make for, but goes to and fro over the land and city of dusky men (23), and shines more sluggishly upon the whole race of the Hellenes.
Again, when some Corinthian exiles informed him that their city was ripe for surrender, and showed him the engines by which they were confident they would take the walls, he refused to make the assault, saying that Hellene cities ought not to be reduced to slavery, but brought back to a better mind, and added, "for if we lop off our offending members, haply we may deprive ourselves of the means to master the barbarian.
DeLaura, Hebrew and Hellene in Victorian England: Newman, Arnold, and Pater (Austin: Univ.
beaucoup moins que] Nous sommes determines a ne pas chercher l'affrontement avec l'Europe mais a nous en prendre aux mentalites qui ont enfonce la Grece et l'euro zone avec elles [beaucoup plus grand que], precise le chef du gouvernement hellene, plaidant pour [beaucoup moins que] une restructuration de la dette du pays [beaucoup plus grand que] et une levee de tabou sur cette dette.
Now on the holy tripod-seat "The Delphian priestess takes her place "And daily to the Hellene race "Her chanting tones repeat "What her own words have heard-- "The thunders of Apollo's word.
Debbie Wesson: Such a brave youmg man who will never be forgotten for his bravery and what he achieved Hellene Lightwood: RIP Stephen.
A titre d'encouragement et de recompense, le jury des films d'animation compose de Vincent Gilot, producteur de film d'animation a Bruxelle (president), Mehdi Anasi (Digital Artist) et Younes Mouslih, animateur 3Det Graphic (Membres) a decerne les prix suivants: 1er prix : [beaucoup moins que]Floating in My Mind[beaucoup plus grand que] de Hellene Leroux de l'Ecole GOBLINS (France ).
The significance of character names in Hellene literature is particularly discussed fragment passage from "Agamemnon" v.