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Greek

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noun \ˈgrēk\

Simple Definition of Greek

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Greece

  • : a person whose family is from Greece

  • : the language of the Greeks

Full Definition of Greek

  1. 1 a :  a native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Greece b :  a person of Greek descent

  2. 2 a :  the language used by the Greeks from prehistoric times to the present constituting a branch of Indo-European — see indo-european languages table b :  ancient Greek as used from the time of the earliest records to the end of the second century a.d. — see indo-european languages table c often not capitalized [translation of Latin Graecum (in the medieval phrase Graecum est; non potest legi Italian is Greek; it cannot be read)] :  something unintelligible <it's Greek to me>

  3. 3 :  a member of a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority

Origin of greek

Middle English Greke, from Old English Grēca, from Latin Graecus, from Greek Graikos


First Known Use: before 12th century


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Greek

adjective

Definition of Greek

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or Greek <Greek architecture>

  2. 2 a :  eastern orthodox b :  of or relating to an Eastern church using the Byzantine rite in Greek c :  of or relating to the established Orthodox church of Greece

  3. 3 :  of or relating to fraternities or sororities <the Greek system>



14th Century

First Known Use of greek

14th century


GREEK Defined for Kids

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Greek

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noun \ˈgrēk\

Definition of Greek

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in Greece

  2. 2 :  the language of the Greeks




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Greek

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adjective

Definition of Greek

  1. :  of or relating to Greece, its people, or the Greek language




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