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Greciana. [Cf. Greek.].
     Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek.  [1913 Webster]
Grecian bend, among women, an affected carriage of the body, the upper part being inclined forward. [Collog.] -- Grecian fire. See Greek fire, under Greek.
  •  A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.  Acts vi. 1.  [1913 Webster]
    " The Greek word rendered Grecian in the Authorized Version of the New Testament is translated Grecian Jew in the Revised Version."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history.  De Quincey.  [1913 Webster]


Grecian, adj. (of architecture or facial outline) following Greek models or ideals.

Grecian nose a straight nose that continues the line of the forehead without a dip.
OF grecien or med.L graecianus (unrecorded) f. L Graecia Greece

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