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From Ancient Greek Ἑλληνικός (Hellēnikós, “of or relating to Greece or Greeks”), from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellás, “Greece”), equivalent to Hellen + -ic.
The English term is a learned borrowing from Ancient Greek formed in the 17th-century, attested from ca. 1640.
Hellenic (comparative more Hellenic, superlative most Hellenic)
- Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.
- Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).
of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization
of or relating to Hellas or the Hellenes
- The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 B.C.E.) to the present Modern Greek.
- English terms derived from Ancient Greek
- English terms suffixed with -ic
- English terms borrowed from Ancient Greek
- English learned borrowings from Ancient Greek
- English 3-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- Rhymes:English/ɛnɪk/3 syllables
- English lemmas
- English adjectives
- English proper nouns
- English relational adjectives
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