Hellene

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See also: hellene, hellène, and Hellène

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Etymology[edit]

From Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes, Greeks), most probably a derivation of Ἑλλοί (Helloí) or Σελλοί (Selloí), the Greek inhabitants of the area around the sanctuary of Dodona (Δωδώνη), itself of pre-Greek origin.[1]. In Greek mythology Ἕλλην (Héllēn), whom the Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes, Greeks) were named after, was the son of Δευκαλίων (Deukalíōn) and Πύρρα (Púrrha).

Noun[edit]

Hellene (plural Hellenes)

  1. A Greek, especially an Ancient Greek.

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References[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛˈleːnə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hellene m (genitive Hellenen, plural Hellenen, feminine Hellenin)

  1. Hellene (person)

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