See also: Grec, grèc, Gréc, and grêc

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From Latin graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós). The variant form gãrcu may have been influenced by Albanian gërk, Proto-Slavic *grьkъ.

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grec m (feminine greacã or grache, plural gretsã or grets, feminine plural greatsi or greatse or gretsi)

  1. Greek (of or pertaining to Greeks, the Greek language or the Greek culture)

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grec m (feminine greacã or grache, plural gretsã or grets, feminine plural greatsi or greatse or gretsi)

  1. a Greek (man), a Hellene (a person of Greek descent)

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Inherited from Old Catalan grec, from Latin graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós). Compare Occitan grèc.

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grec (feminine grega, masculine plural grecs, feminine plural gregues)

  1. Greek (pertaining to the country of Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language)
    Synonym: hel·lè

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grec m (plural grecs, feminine grega)

  1. Greek (an inhabitant of Greece)
    Synonym: hel·lè

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grec m (uncountable)

  1. Greek (language)

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Inherited from Middle French grec, borrowed from Latin graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós).

This learned form supplanted the older grégeois (now only in feu grégeois), from Old French grezois, derived from inherited Old French gri(e)u with the ending -ois, or possibly stemming from a Vulgar Latin *graeciscus.

The feminine form in -cque is a remnant of an older spelling habit, which has occasionally survived after -e- (compare Mecque), possibly in order to avoid the grave accent (*grèque).

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grec m (countable and uncountable, plural grecs)

  1. the Greek language
    1. Ancient Greek
      Synonym: grec ancien
    2. Modern Greek
      Synonym: grec moderne
  2. (slang) Ellipsis of sandwich grec; kebab sandwich

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grec (feminine grecque, masculine plural grecs, feminine plural grecques)

  1. Greek

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  • Lao: ເກຣັກ (kē rak)
  • Norwegian Bokmål: grecque

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grec (not comparable)

  1. Greek

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Borrowed from Latin graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós).

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grec m (uncountable)

  1. Ancient Greek language

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós).

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grec m or n (feminine singular greacă, masculine plural greci, feminine and neuter plural grece)

  1. Greek (of or pertaining to Greeks, the Greek language or the Greek culture)

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The feminine plural is rarely used.

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grec m (plural greci, feminine equivalent grecoaică or greacă)

  1. Greek man (a person of Greek descent)

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