What does Hellenic mean?

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hɛˈlɛn ɪk, -ˈli nɪkHel·lenic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic languageadjective

    the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages

  2. classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenicadjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

    "classical mythology"; "classical

  3. Hellenic, Hellenistic, Hellenisticaladjective

    relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization

  4. Greek, Grecian, Hellenicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language

    "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe"


  1. Hellenicadjective

    Of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization before the Hellenistic period.

  2. Hellenicadjective

    Of or relating to Hellas (Greece) or the Hellenes (Greeks).

  3. Hellenicnoun

    The Greek language and its dialects from the earliest records (Linear B inscriptions, about 1600-1300 ) to the present Modern Greek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hellenicadjective

    of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian

    Etymology: [Gr. , , fr. the Greeks.]

  2. Hellenicnoun

    the dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander

    Etymology: [Gr. , , fr. the Greeks.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hellenic

    hel-len′ik, or hel-lē′nik, Hellenian, hel-lē′ni-an, adj. pertaining to the Hellenes or Greeks: Grecian, in art, esp. of the period from the primitive epoch to the Roman supremacy in Greece (beginning 146 B.C.), sometimes only from the time of Alexander the Great (c. 330 B.C.)—the term Hellenistic applying to later times.—n. Hell′ēne, an ancient Greek: a subject of the modern kingdom of Greece or Hellas:—pl. Hellē′nes, the name of the modern Greeks for themselves.—v.i. Hell′enise, to conform, or show a tendency to conform, to Greek usages.—ns. Hell′enism, a Greek idiom: the spirit of the Greek race; Hell′enist, one skilled in the Greek language: a Jew who used the Greek language and adopted Greek usages, in opposition to the Hebrews properly so called, whether of Palestine or of the Dispersion, and to the Hellenes or Greeks proper—they are called Grecians in the Authorised, Grecian Jews in the Revised Version.—adjs. Hellenist′ic, -al, pertaining to the Hellenists: pertaining to Greek with foreign, esp. Aramaic and Hebrew, idioms—a popular dialect which grew up at Alexandria and perpetuated itself in the Septuagint, and to a less marked degree in the New Testament.—adv. Hellenist′ically. [Gr. Hellēnios, HelēnikosHellēnes, a name ultimately given to all the Greeks—Hellēn, the son of Deucalion, the Greek Noah.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hellenic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hellenic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hellenic in a Sentence

  1. Rikard Scoufias:

    Our view has not changed. We have a commitment to investing in Greece, it's not only doom and gloom. There are actually investors who are looking in Greece and our partnership with the Hellenic Republic has been very constructive.

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