Hellene meaning

hĕ-lē'nē-ən
A Greek.
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A Greek.
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A Greek, especially an ancient Greek.
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Origin of hellene

  • Greek Hellēn
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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).
    From Wiktionary