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  1. pelasgic

    The name Pelasgians (Ancient Greek: Πελασγοί, Pelasgoí, singular: Πελασγός, Pelasgós) was used by classical Greek writers to refer either to the predecessors of the Greeks, or to all the inhabitants of Greece before the emergence of the Greeks. In general, "Pelasgian" has come to mean more broadly all the indigenous inhabitants of the Aegean Sea region and their cultures, "a hold-all term for any ancient, primitive and presumably indigenous people in the Greek world".During the classical period, enclaves under that name survived in several locations of mainland Greece, Crete, and other regions of the Aegean. Populations identified as "Pelasgian" spoke a language or languages that at the time Greeks identified as "barbarian", though some ancient writers nonetheless described the Pelasgians as Greeks. A tradition also survived that large parts of Greece had once been Pelasgian before being Hellenized. These parts fell largely, though far from exclusively, within the territory which by the 5th century BC was inhabited by those speakers of ancient Greek who were identified as Ionians and Aeolians.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelasgicadjective

    of or pertaining to the Pelasgians, an ancient people of Greece, of roving habits

  2. Pelasgicadjective


  3. Etymology: [L. Pelasgus, Gr. Pelasgo`s a Pelasgian.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pelasgic

    pē-las′jik, adj. pertaining to the Pelasgians or Pelasgi, a race spread over Greece in prehistoric times, to whom are ascribed many enormous remains built of unhewn stones, without cement—the so-called Pelasgic architecture. Also Pelas′gian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelasgic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelasgic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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