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adjective Hel·le·nis·tic \ˌhe-lə-ˈnis-tik\

Definition of Hellenistic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Greek history, culture, or art after Alexander the Great

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the Hellenists


play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Circa 1706

First Known Use of hellenistic

circa 1706

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