Origin of Hellenic
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There are remains of fine old Hellenic walls, on which stood Byzantine walls now badly crumbled.Vacation days in Greece|Rufus B. Richardson
The vast majority of the statues there are either late Roman works or cheap Roman copies of second-rate Hellenic statues.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne|Frank Preston Stearns
The same writer elsewhere (I 56, etc.) draws a distinction between 'Hellenic' and 'Pelasgian' peoples.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
It clave to the men of Tainaros only because they clave to Hellenic idols.Studies of Travel - Greece|Edward A. Freeman
Plato and Aristotle are thus the special representatives of genuine Hellenic philosophy.
"pertaining to Greece," 1640s, from Greek Hellenikos, from Hellen "a Greek," of unknown origin. Earliest surviving use is by Homer in reference to a Thessalian tribe.