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Hellenisation (plural Hellenisations)

  1. (British spelling) The adoption of Greek manners and culture
  2. (British spelling) The act of causing a culture to become Greek
  3. (British spelling) The act of Hellenizing, making something Greek or Hellenistic in form or character,[1] (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[1], 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]
    • 2003, Patrick Hanks, editor, Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 44, column 2:
      Antes (402) German: [] Humanistic Hellenization of Blume, literally ‘flower’, with reference to the Greek vocabulary word anthos ‘flower’.

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  1. ^ Murray, J.A.H. The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (2 vols). Publisher: Oxford University Press. 1971. →ISBN

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