Hellenist

noun
Hel·​le·​nist | \ ˈhe-lə-nist How to pronounce Hellenist (audio) \

Definition of Hellenist

1 : a person living in Hellenistic times who was Greek in language, outlook, and way of life but was not Greek in ancestry especially : a hellenized Jew
2 : a specialist in the language or culture of ancient Greece

First Known Use of Hellenist

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hellenist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hellenist. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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