Hellenic

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From Ancient Greek Ἑλληνικός (Hellenikos, of or relating to Greece or Greeks), from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellas, Greece).

The English term is a learned 17th-century formation, attested from ca. 1640.

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Hellenic

  1. Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.
  2. Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).

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Hellenic

  1. 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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