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Of or relating to the ancient Hellenes, their language, or their history; Greek.
The branch of the Indo-European language family that consists only of Greek.
1. (Peoples) of or relating to the ancient or modern Greeks or their language
2. (Languages) of or relating to the ancient or modern Greeks or their language
3. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Greece or the Greeks of the classical period (776–323 bc). Compare Hellenistic
4. (Languages) another word for Greek
5. (Peoples) another word for Greek
6. (Placename) another word for Greek
7. (Historical Terms) another word for Greek
(Languages) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Greek in its various ancient and modern dialects
Hel•len•ic(hɛˈlɛn ɪk, -ˈli nɪk)
1. of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks or their language, culture, thought, etc., esp. from the 8th century b.c. to the death of Alexander the Great (323 b.c.).
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|Noun||1.||Hellenic - 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
Late Greek - the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries
Koine - a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
Ancient Greek - the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
|Adj.||1.||Hellenic - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures; "classical mythology"; "classical|
|2.||Hellenic - relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization|
|3.||Hellenic - of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language; "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe"|