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Hellene

[hel-een] /ˈhɛl in/
noun
1.
a Greek.
Origin of Hellene
From the Greek word Héllēn
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  • The pride of the Hellene is further humbled, by being compared to a Phrygian or Lydian.

    Statesman Plato
  • After this, two Hellene generals went out with all precaution.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • There is, we need not say, no Greek play of the name of 'Hellene.'

  • The priests of Serapis are for the most part Greeks, and the high-priest is a Hellene.

    The Sisters, Complete Georg Ebers
  • In the sphere of religion and morality, Hellene and Judean could not come close to each other.

    Jewish History S. M. Dubnow
  • The swart Hellene stood no nonsense from his handsome mistress.

    Command William McFee
  • There is nothing awesome, nothing pride-abasing, in nature to the Hellene as to the Hebrew.

    Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker
  • Therefore the young Hellene calmed Cornelia's fears, and waited as best he might.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • For a moment the young Hellene believed that Achillas was sincere in his errand.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • For an instant he was the former easy, elegant, versatile Hellene.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for Hellene

Hellene

/ˈhɛliːn/
noun
1.
another name for a Greek
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