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From Ancient Greek Ἕλλην (Hellen) "Greek", "luminary, bright", from prefix ἑλ (hel) "sun, bright, shiny". (See helios "sun", electron "amber", etc.). In Greek mythology Ἕλλην, whom the Ἕλληνες (Hellenes) "Greeks" were named after, was the son of Δευκαλίων (Deucalion) and Πύῤῥα (Pyrrha).

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Hellen

Plural
es

Hellen (es)
  1. An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Hellas, "Greece".
  2. Another word for Hellene.

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