Hellenistic

adjective
Hel·​le·​nis·​tic | \ ˌhe-lə-ˈni-stik How to pronounce Hellenistic (audio) \

Definition of Hellenistic

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

Other Words from Hellenistic

Hellenistically \ ˌhe-​lə-​ˈni-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce Hellenistically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of Hellenistic

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Hellenistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hellenistic. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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