Hellene

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἕλλην (Héllēn, Greek), most probably a derivation of Ἑλλοί or Σελλοί, the Greek inhabitants of the area around the sanctuary of Dodona (Δωδώνη), itself of pre-Greek origin.[1]. In Greek mythology Ἕλλην (Héllēn), whom the Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes, Greeks) were named after, was the son of Δευκαλίων (Deukalíōn) and Πύῤῥα (Púrrha).

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Hellene (plural Hellenes)

  1. a Greek, especially an ancient Greek

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  1. ^ Robert S. P. Beekes, Greek etymological dictionary