Grecian

[ gree-shuh n ]
/ ˈgri ʃən /
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adjective

Greek (especially with reference to ancient Greece).

noun

an expert in the Greek language or Greek literature.

Origin of Grecian

1540–50; < Latin Graeci(a) Greece + -an
Related formspro-Gre·cian, adjectivepseu·do-Gre·cian, adjectivequa·si-Gre·cian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grecian

Grecian

/ (ˈɡriːʃən) /

adjective

(esp of beauty or architecture) conforming to Greek ideals, esp in being classically simple

noun

a scholar of or expert in the Greek language or literature

adjective, noun

another word for Greek
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Word Origin and History for grecian

Grecian


adj.

c.1400, from Latin Graecia "Greece" (see Greek) + people ending -ian. The noun meaning "a Greek" is from early 15c.

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