Alternative forms edit
- Hellenization (North America)
Hellenisation (plural Hellenisations)
- (British spelling) The adoption of Greek manners and culture
- (British spelling) The act of causing a culture to become Greek
- (British spelling) The act of Hellenizing, making something Greek or Hellenistic in form or character, (cf. Latinize) such as by coining a word with Greek roots to express a concept that otherwise might be expressed in modern vernacular
- 2007, Miranda Anderson, editor, The Book of the Mirror: An Interdisciplinary Collection Exploring the Cultural History of the Mirror, Scholars Press, →ISBN, page 32:
- The practice of divination using mirrors was called Catoptromancy, a name derived from the Greek word katroptron, which means “mirror”, or “reflection”; [emphasis added]
causing a culture to become Greek
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Further reading edit
- “Hellenization”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- Hellenization, hellenization, Hellenisation, hellenisation at Google Ngram Viewer