Grecian

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See also: Graecian, Græcian, and Gracian

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Grecian ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete or poetic) Greek (of or from Greece or the Greek people, especially those of Ancient Greece).
    • 1840, John Dunlop, The Universal Tendency to Association in Mankind. Analyzed and Illustrated, London: Houlston and Stoneman, page 103:
      Olympic Games. — Besides the ordinary confederacies that join independent states together, a singular federal bond is remarkable in the Olympic games, which for many ages cemented the Grecian commonwealths by a joint tie of recreation and religious ritual.

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Grecian ‎(plural Grecians)

  1. (obsolete) A native or inhabitant of Greece.
  2. A senior pupil at Christ's Hospital School in West Sussex, England.
  3. (obsolete) A Jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.
  4. (obsolete) One well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of De Quincey to this entry?)

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