Greek

DEFINITIONS OF: Greek

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

Greek mythology”
Synonyms:
Grecian, Hellenic

n a native or inhabitant of Greece

Synonyms:
Hellene
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Alcaeus
Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
Alcibiades
ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Demosthenes
Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
Draco
Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
Sappho
the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC)
Socrates
ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)
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Achaean, Achaian
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Aeolian, Eolian
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Dorian
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Ionian
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Athenian
a resident of Athens
Corinthian
a resident of Corinth
Laconian
a resident of Laconia
Lesbian
a resident of Lesbos
Spartan
a resident of Sparta
Arcadian
an inhabitant of Arcadia
Theban
a Greek inhabitant of ancient Thebes
Argive
a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
Ephesian
a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
Mycenaen
a native or inhabitant of ancient Mycenae
Thessalian
a native or inhabitant of Thessaly
Thessalonian
a native or inhabitant of Thessalonica
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European
a native or inhabitant of Europe

n the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages

Synonyms:
Hellenic, Hellenic language
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Modern Greek, New Greek
the Greek language as spoken and written today
Late Greek
the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries
Byzantine Greek, Medieval Greek, Middle Greek
the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
Koine
a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
Ancient Greek
the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
Demotic, Romaic
the modern Greek vernacular
Katharevusa
literary style of Modern Greek containing features borrowed from Koine
Attic, Classical Greek, Ionic, Ionic dialect
the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
Aeolic, Aeolic dialect, Eolic
the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
Arcadic, Arcadic dialect
the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians
Doric, Doric dialect
the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
Type of:
Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
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