Origin of HelleneClassical Greek Hell?n
Origin of HelleneGreek Hellēn
- a Greek, especially an ancient Greek
From Ancient Greek Ἕλλην (Hellēn, “Greek”), most probably a derivation of Ἑλλοί or Σελλοί, the Greek inhabitants of the area around the sanctuary of Dodona (Δωδώνη), itself of pre-Greek origin. . In Greek mythology Ἕλλην (Hellēn), whom the Ἕλληνες (Hellēnes, “Greeks”) were named after, was the son of Δευκαλίων (Deukaliōn) and Πύῤῥα (Purrha).