Hellenism NOUN 1) the national character or culture of Greece, especially ancient Greece. 2) the study or imitation of ancient Greek culture.
DERIVATIVES Hellenist noun Hellenize (also Hellenise) verb.

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  • Hellenize — Hel len*ize, v. t. [Gr. ?.] To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hellenize — Hel len*ize, v. i. [Gr. ?.] To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hellenize — [hel′ən īz΄] vt., vi. Hellenized, Hellenizing [Gr Hellēnizein < Hellēnes, the Greeks] to make or become Greek or Hellenistic, as in customs, ideals, form, or language Hellenization n. Hellenizer n …   English World dictionary

  • hellenize — verb ( nized; nizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1613 intransitive verb to become Greek or Hellenistic transitive verb to make Greek or Hellenistic in form or culture • hellenization noun, often capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hellenize — Hellenization, n. Hellenizer, n. /hel euh nuyz /, v., Hellenized, Hellenizing. v.t. 1. to make Greek in character. v.i. 2. to adopt Greek ideas or customs. Also, esp. Brit., Hellenise. [1605 15; < Gk Hellenízein to imitate the Greeks, speak Greek …   Universalium

  • Hellenize — verb a) To use the language and culture of the ancient Greeks, to become Hellenistic. b) To make or become Greek in character, language, culture, or civilization. See Also: Hellas, Helladic, Hellen, Hellene, Hellenic, Hellenism …   Wiktionary

  • hellenize — hel·le·nize …   English syllables

  • Hellenize — Hel•len•ize [[t]ˈhɛl əˌnaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) to make Greek in character 2) to adopt Greek ideas or customs • Etymology: 1605–15; < Gk Hel len•i•za′tion, n. Hel′len•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hellenize — …   Useful english dictionary

  • de-Hellenize — v., de Hellenized, de Hellenizing. * * * …   Universalium

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