Hellenist definition by Webster's New World
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- a non-Greek, esp. a Jew of the Hellenistic period, who adopted the Greek language, customs, etc.
- a specialist in the study of the Classical Greek language and ancient Greek culture
Origin: Classical Greek Hellēnistēs, imitator of the Greeks ; from Hellēnizein, to speak Greek
Hellenist definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One in Hellenistic times who adopted the Greek language and culture, especially a Jew of the Diaspora.
- A devotee or student of Greek civilization, language, or literature.