Ἕλλην

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Μost 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]

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Noun[edit]

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Ἕλλην (Héllēn) (genitive Ἕλληνος) m, third declension

  1. Greek, one who is from Greece or speaks Greek.
  2. one who participates in Greek culture.
  3. often used in Jewish and Christian literature as referring to any non-Jew: gentile
  4. pagan

Proper noun[edit]

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Ἕλλην (Héllēn) (genitive Ἕλληνος) m, third declension

  1. Hellen, the mythical patriarch of the Greeks.

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References[edit]

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

Greek[edit]

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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)