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Hellenist

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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ελληνιστής (hellenistes) "somebody who speaks Greek", from ελληνίζειν (hellenizein) "to speak Greek, to make Greek, to become Greek, hellenize", from Ancient Greek Έλλην (Hellen) "Greek".

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA: /ˈhɛl.ɪ.nɪst/, /ˈhɛl.ə.nɪst/

Noun

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  1. A specialist in the study of Greek language, literature, culture, or history, or an admirer of the Greek culture and civilization.
  2. A person who adopted the Greek customs, language and culture during the Hellenistic period, especially a Hellenized Jew.

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