ἑλληνίζω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ἕλλην (Héllēn, Greek) +‎ -ίζω (-ízō).

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ἑλληνίζω (hellēnízō)

  1. I speak or write Greek (especially correct Greek)
    1. I am Greek
    2. I speak common Greek (as opposed to the Attic dialect)
      • 316 BCE – 250 BCE, Posidippus Comicus, Harmost 28:
        σὺ μὲν ἀττικίζεις ... οἱ δ᾽ Ἕλληνες ἑλληνίζομεν
        sù mèn attikízeis ... hoi d᾽ Héllēnes hellēnízomen
        You speak Attic, but the Greeks speak Greek.
  2. I make Greek, Hellenize

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