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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 GraikósGreek

usage note for Greek

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Greek

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How to use Greek in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Greek

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 forms of Greek

Greekness, noun

Word Origin for Greek

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