Greece

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From Old French Grice, from Latin Graecia, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós); a character in Greek mythology, the son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia, from whom Ἑλλάς (Hellás, Greece) and Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes, the Greeks) got their names. Replaced Old English Grēcland, Crēcland, also from the same Latin source.

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Greece

  1. Country in southeastern Europe having borders with Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Official name: Hellenic Republic.

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