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Greek

[ greek ]
/ grik /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of Greek

before 900; Middle English; Old English Grēcas (plural) < Latin Graecī the Greeks (nominative plural of Graecus) < Greek Graikoí, plural of Graikós Greek
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Usage note

The noun Greek in its archaic meaning of “cheater” is usually perceived as insulting to or by Greeks.
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Greek

/ (ɡriːk) /

noun

adjective

denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
of, relating to, or designating the Greek Orthodox Church
Derived FormsGreekness, noun

Word Origin for Greek

from Old English Grēcas (plural), or Latin Graecus, from Greek Graikos
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