Hellenisation

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Noun[edit]

Hellenisation (plural Hellenisations)

  1. (British) The adoption of Greek manners and culture
  2. (British) The act of causing a culture to become Greek
  3. (British) The act of Hellenizing, making something Greek or Hellenistic in form or character,[1] (cf. Latinize) such as by coining a word with Greek roots to express a concept that otherwise might be expressed in modern vernacular
    • Miranda Anderson[2]
      Divination by mirrors was called catoptromancy, a name derived from the Greek word katroptron, which means "mirror", or "reflection"... (emphasis added)
    • Patrick Hanks[3]
      Antes German: ... Humanistic Hellenization of Blume, literally "flower", with reference to the Greek vocabulary word Anthos, "flower".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murray, J.A.H. The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (2 vols). Publisher: Oxford University Press. 1971. →ISBN
  2. ^ Miranda Anderson. The Book of the Mirror: An Interdisciplinary Collection Exploring the Cultural History of the Mirror [1] pub: Scholars Press 2007 →ISBN
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. [2] Oxford University Press 2003 →ISBN p 44

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