Greek - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡriːk|
Brit.  |ˈɡriːk|

noun

- the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages (syn: greek, hellenic)
- a native or inhabitant of Greece (syn: greek, hellene)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language(syn: grecian, greek, hellenic)

Examples

Greek yoghurt

Greek mythology

The Chimera is a monster in Greek mythology that is part lion, part goat, and part serpent.

She is learning Modern Greek.

The Greek style of architecture

a study of Greek language and culture

He is reading an ancient Greek drama.

The students are studying Greek tragedy.

...the professor's dominance in the field of ancient Greek history...

Aesthetics is an important part of Greek philosophy.

...the ancient Greek temple boasted graceful marble pillars with richly ornamented tops...

We are studying ancient Greek civilization.

...a Greek revival belvedere stands majestically on a grassy knoll overlooking the river...

...a forthcoming exhibit at the art museum that is eagerly awaited by connoisseurs of ancient Greek pottery...

...“Eureka!” the Greek mathematician Archimedes is said to have ejaculated upon discovering a method for determining the purity of gold...

Word forms

noun
singular: Greek
plural: Greeks
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