Hel·​le·​nist ˈhe-lə-nist How to pronounce Hellenist (audio)
: 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
: a specialist in the language or culture of ancient Greece

Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hellenist was in 1614

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“Hellenist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hellenist. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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