Hellenistic meaning

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Of Greek history, language, and culture from the death of Alexander the Great (323 b.c.) until the death of Cleopatra (30 b.c.)
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Of or characteristic of Hellenists or Hellenism.
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Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.)--though this end-point is often debated.
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Of or relating to a Hellenist.
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Of or relating to the Hellenists.
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Origin of hellenistic

  • From German hellenistisch, from Ancient Greek Ἑλληνιστής (hellenistes, “one who uses the Greek language”), from Ἑλλάς (Hellas, “Greece”); as if Hellenist +‎ -ic.

    From Wiktionary