Hellenistic

adjective Hel·le·nis·tic \ ˌhe-lə-ˈni-stik \

Definition of Hellenistic

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

Hellenistically

play \ˌhe-lə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of hellenistic

1678

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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