Ἕλλην

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Μost probably a derivation of Ἑλλοί (Helloí) or Σελλοί (Selloí), the Greek inhabitants of the area around the sanctuary of Dodona (Δωδώνη (Dōdṓnē)), itself of pre-Greek origin.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hél.lɛːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)ɛl.len/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈel.lin/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈel.lin/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈe.lin/
  • Noun[edit]

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    Ἕλλην (Héllēnm (genitive Ἕλληνος); third declension

    1. Greek, one who is from Greece or speaks Greek.
      • 386 BCE – 367 BCE, Plato, Meno 82b
        Σωκράτης: Ἕλλην μέν ἐστι καὶ ἑλληνίζει;
        Μένων: πάνυ γε σφόδρα, οἰκογενής γε.
        Sōkrátēs: Héllēn mén esti kaì hellēnízei?
        Ménōn: pánu ge sphódra, oikogenḗs ge.
        Socrates: Is [the slave boy] a Greek and speaks Greek?
        Meno: Very much so, in fact home-bred.
    2. one who participates in Greek culture.
    3. often used in Jewish and Christian literature as referring to any non-Jew: gentile
    4. pagan

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    Ἕλλην (Héllēnm (genitive Ἕλληνος); third declension

    1. Hellen, the mythical patriarch of the Greeks.

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

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    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek Ἕλλην (Héllēn)

    Noun[edit]

    Ἕλλην (Ἕllinm (plural Ἕλληνες)

    1. Katharevousa form of Έλληνας (Éllinas, Greek man)