Gre·​cian | \ ˈgrē-shən How to pronounce Grecian (audio) \

Definition of Grecian

: greek sense 1 specifically : being or resembling that of ancient Greece or the ancient Greeks Grecian ruins a Grecian urn/statue Grecian gods/goddesses Grecian motifs … a charming town that dates from the Grecian period. — Lizzie Porter The mall had … a cafe with Grecian plaster columns … — Monica Dux … [Marie-Thérèse] Walter is recognizable [in Pablo Picasso's art] by … her classical Grecian profile … — Jerry Saltz

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Grecian noun, plural Grecians archaic
'Was this fair face the cause' quoth she / 'Why the Grecians sacked Troy? …' — William Shakespeare
grecianize \ ˈgrē-​shə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce grecianize (audio) \ or Grecianize transitive verb grecianized or Grecianized; grecianizing or Grecianizing; grecianizes or Grecianizes
The establishment of the Roman court at Constantinople tended rather to Latinize the Greeks, than to Grecianize the Latins … The New-York Quarterly

First Known Use of Grecian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Grecian

Middle English greciane, ultimately from Latin Graecia Greece

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“Grecian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Grecian

: of or relating to ancient Greece


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