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Hellenistic

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] hellenistisch, from Greek ελληνιστικός (hellenistikos), of or relating to the Hellenistic period), from Ancient Greek Ελλάς (Hellas), Greece).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈhɛl.ən.ɪs.tɪk/, SAMPA: /"hEl.@n.Is.tIk/

Adjective

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  1. Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.)--though this end-point is often debated.
  2. Of or relating to a Hellenist.

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