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hellenism

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Noun
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Hel=len=ism

CIDE DICTIONARY

hellenismn. [Gr. : cf. F. Hellénisme.].
  •  A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hellenism, n.
1 Greek character or culture (esp. of ancient Greece).
2 the study or imitation of Greek culture.

Derivative
Hellenize v.tr. & intr. (also -ise). Hellenization n.
Etymology
Gk hellenismos f. hellenizo speak Greek, make Greek (as HELLENE)

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