[grek-oh; Spanish, Italian gre-kaw]
- Jo·sé [hoh-zey; Spanish haw-se] /hoʊˈzeɪ; Spanish hɔˈsɛ/, 1918–2001, U.S. dancer and choreographer, born in Italy.
- El [el] /ɛl/. El Greco.
- a combining form representing Greek in compound words: Greco-Roman.
Also especially British, Graeco-.
Origin of Greco-
< Latin Graec(us) Greek + -o-
[el grek-oh; Spanish el gre-kaw]
- Domenikos Theotocopoulos, 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete.
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Sartre, Beauvoir, Vian and Greco were holding court in the cafes and nightclubs of Saint German.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’
Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi
April 6, 2012
As Greco's victim stepped out of a building, Greco lifted the .45 out of his pocket.Watchbird
After dinner we go and have coffee and mezzo-caldo at the Cafe Greco over the way.The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
A Cézanne landscape is not dissimilar in aim to an El Greco.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
Greco stopped in mid-sentence, listening like a hunted creature.
It was Greco's room that was ablaze—he made that clear, trying to get into it.
- El. See El Greco
- a variant (esp US) of Graeco-
- real name Domenikos Theotocopoulos. 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete; noted for his elongated human forms and dramatic use of colour
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Word Origin and History for greco
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