Hellenistic

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From German hellenistisch, from Ancient Greek Ἑλληνιστής (Hellēnistḗs, one who uses the Greek language), from Ἑλλάς (Hellás, Greece); as if Hellenist +‎ -ic.

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Hellenistic (comparative more Hellenistic, superlative most Hellenistic)

  1. Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.)--though this end-point is often debated.
  2. Of or relating to a Hellenist.

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