However, some modern scholars, such as Busolt, trace it to Γραῖα (Graîa), a city on the coast of Boeotia, a name given to the Greeks by the Romans, where they first met. The city's name itself means "grey," from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂- (“to grow old”).
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /ɡra͜ɪkós/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /ɣrɛːkós/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /ɣrekós/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /ɣrekós/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /ɣɾekós/
Γραικός (Graikos) m
- Graecus, a character in Greek mythology, said to be a son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia; or else a son of Pandora and Zeus.
- Graecian, name of an ancient Boeotian tribe that migrated to Italy.
- γραικικός (graikikós, “Greek”)