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Dictionary Definition

Greek adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks; "Greek mythology"; "a grecian robe" [syn: Grecian, Hellenic]

Noun

1 the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages [syn: Hellenic, Hellenic language]
2 a native or inhabitant of Greece [syn: Hellene]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /griːk/, /gri:k/
  • Rhymes with: -iːk

Etymology

From Graecus, from sc=polytonic (a son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia), whom sc=polytonic, and sc=polytonic, were also named after; see also sc=polytonic and Hellen.

Noun

  1. An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
  2. In the context of "US|countable": A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system)
    "Was Joe a Greek in college?"
  3. Nonsense talk or writing; gibberish.

Translations

inhabitant, etc., of Greece
member of a fraternity or sorority
nonsense talk or writing; gibberish

Proper noun

  1. The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece, Cyprus, south Albania, parts of south FYROM, parts of Bulgaria and parts of Turkey and partially characterised by being written using the Greek alphabet. It is descended from Proto-Greek via Ancient Greek and other forms of Greek.

Translations

language of the Greek people

Adjective

  1. Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
  2. Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
  3. unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech.

Synonyms

Translations

of the Greek language, people or country
pertaining to a fraternity etc
unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech
  • Finnish: siansaksa, heprea

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Extensive Definition

Greek may refer to anything related to Greece, including:

Other

Greek may also refer to, but not limited to:

See also

Greek in Afrikaans: Grieks (dubbelsinnig)
Greek in Catalan: Grec (desambiguació)
Greek in Welsh: Groeg
Greek in Danish: Græsk (flertydig)
Greek in German: Griechisch
Greek in Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܘܢܝܐ
Greek in Modern Greek (1453-): Ελληνικός
Greek in Spanish: Griego
Greek in French: Grec
Greek in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Greco (disambiguation)
Greek in Limburgan: Grieks
Greek in Malayalam: ഗ്രീക്ക് (നാനാര്‍ത്ഥങ്ങള്‍)
Greek in Portuguese: Grego
Greek in Slovak: Grécky
Greek in Thai: กรีก
Greek in Turkish: Yunan

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Aesopian language, Babel, affiliate, argot, associate, babble, belonger, brother, cant, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, charter member, cipher, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, code, committeeman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, cryptogram, double Dutch, drivel, dues-paying member, enlistee, enrollee, fellow, fraternity man, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gobbledygook, guildsman, honorary member, initiate, insider, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon, joiner, jumble, life member, member, noise, nonsense, one of us, pledge, scramble, secret language, sister, skimble-skamble, slang, socius, sorority girl, sorority woman
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