- a person, especially in ancient times, adopting Greek speech, ideas, or customs.
- a person who admires or studies Greek civilization.
Origin of Hellenist
Examples from the Web for hellenist
Historical Examples of hellenist
The Emperor, surrounded by his Hellenist friends, had just appeared there.
I have only one opinion, which is, that the Galilean cooks are no worse than the Hellenist cooks.
Wilde knew that, he knew everything, in addition to being a thorough Hellenist.Oscar Wilde
Instead of this, as far as I remember, that abject Hellenist says nothing at all.George Bernard Shaw
Gilbert K. Chesterton
This the poet received with an enthusiastic letter of thanks, at the same time confessing his insufficiency as a Hellenist.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study
- Also called: Hellenizer (in the Hellenistic world) a non-Greek, esp a Jew, who adopted Greek culture
- a student of the Greek civilization or language