Hellenist meaning

hĕl'ə-nĭst
One in Hellenistic times who adopted the Greek language and culture, especially a Jew of the Diaspora.
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A devotee or student of Greek civilization, language, or literature.
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A non-Greek, esp. a Jew of the Hellenistic period, who adopted the Greek language, customs, etc.
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A specialist in the study of the Classical Greek language and ancient Greek culture.
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A specialist in the study of Greek language, literature, culture, or history, or an admirer of the Greek culture and civilization.
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A person who adopted the Greek customs, language and culture during the Hellenistic period, especially a Hellenized Jew.
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Origin of hellenist

  • From Ancient Greek ελληνιστής (hellenistes) "somebody who speaks Greek", from ελληνίζειν (hellenizein) "to speak Greek, to make Greek, to become Greek, hellenize", from Ancient Greek Έλλην (Hellen) "Greek".
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