See also: hellenist

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἑλληνιστής (hellēnistḗs, somebody who speaks Greek), from ἑλληνίζειν (hellēnízein, to speak Greek, to behave like a Greek, to become Greek, hellenize) (infinitive of ἑλληνίζω (hellēnízō)), from Ἕλλην (Héllēn, Greek).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈhɛl.ɪ.nɪst/, /ˈhɛl.ə.nɪst/

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Hellenist (plural Hellenists)

  1. A specialist in the study of Greek language, literature, culture, or history, or an admirer of the Greek culture and civilization.
  2. A person who adopted the Greek customs, language and culture during the Hellenistic period, especially a Hellenized Jew.
  3. A follower and practitioner of Hellenic religion (aka Hellenism, Olympianism etc.)

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