Greek Definition

grēk
noun
The language of the Greeks, constituting a separate branch of the Indo-European language family.
Webster's New World
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 .
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A person born or living in ancient or modern Greece.
Webster's New World
A native or inhabitant of Greece.
American Heritage
Ancient Greek, esp. that of the classical period (c. 8th-4th cent. b.c.)
Webster's New World
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adjective
greeker, greekest
Of ancient or modern Greece or its people, language, or culture.
Webster's New World
Designating or of Greek Catholics or the Greek Orthodox Church.
Webster's New World
Designating or of a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority.
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Other Word Forms of Greek

Noun

Singular:
Greek
Plural:
greeks

Adjective

Base Form:
Greek
Comparative:
greeker
Superlative:
greekest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Greek

  • be Greek to someone

Origin of Greek

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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