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The English term is a learned borrowing from Ancient Greek formed in the 17th-century, attested from ca. 1640.
- Rhymes: -ɛnɪk
- 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 BCE) to the present Modern Greek.
Terms derived from Hellenic