pro-hellenic

Hellenic

[he-len-ik, -lee-nik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the ancient Greeks or their language, culture, thought, etc., especially before the time of Alexander the Great. Compare Hellenistic ( def 3 ).
noun
3.
Also called Greek. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, comprising a variety of ancient, medieval, and modern dialects and languages, all of them called Greek.

Origin:
1635–45; < Greek Hellēnikós of, pertaining to the Greeks. See Hellene, -ic

Hellenically, adverb
non-Hellenic, adjective
pre-Hellenic, adjective
pro-Hellenic, adjective
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Hellenic (hɛˈlɛnɪk, -ˈliː-)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the ancient or modern Greeks or their language
2.  Compare Hellenistic of or relating to ancient Greece or the Greeks of the classical period (776--323 bc)
3.  another word for Greek
 
n
4.  a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Greek in its various ancient and modern dialects
 
Hel'lenically
 
adv

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Hellenic
1644, from Gk. Hellenikos, from Hellen "a Greek," first used by Homer in ref. to a Thessalian tribe. Hellenistic (1874) refers to Gk. culture after Alexander; the term Hellenism in this sense was coined 1836 by Ger. historian Johann Gustav Droysen (1808-84).
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