Hellenic meaning

hĕ-lĕn'ĭk
Of the history, language, or culture of the ancient Greeks, specif. from the late 8th century b.c. to the death of Alexander the Great (323 b.c.)
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The language of ancient Greece.
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Of or relating to the ancient Hellenes, their language, or their history; Greek.
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The branch of the Indo-European language family that consists only of Greek.
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Of the Hellenes; Greek.
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Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.
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Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).
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The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 BCE) to the present Modern Greek.
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Origin of hellenic

  • From Ancient Greek Ἑλληνικός (Hellenikos, “of or relating to Greece or Greeks”), from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellas, “Greece”).
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  • The English term is a learned 17th-century formation, attested from ca. 1640.
    From Wiktionary