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  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks; "Greek mythology"; "a grecian robe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a native or inhabitant of Greece Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A swindler; a knave; a cheat. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Something unintelligible; as, it was all to me. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Pertaining to Greece. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Pertaining to, or like, Greece or the Greeks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A native of Greece; the language of ancient and modern Greece. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Grecian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A Grecian: the language of Greece: (B.) a Greek by race, or more frequently a gentile as opposed to a Jew. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A native, or the language, of Greece. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. One of the people of Greece; the Greek language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A native of Greece; the language of Greece. Greek orders, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Orders. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Pert. to Greece. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. A native of Greece; the language; in familar language, something unintelligible. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. Found only in the New Testament, where a distinction is observed between "Greek" and "Grecian" (q.v.). The former is (1) a Greek by race ( Acts 16:1-3 ; 18:17 ; Romans 1:14 ), or (2) a Gentile as opposed to a Jew ( Romans 2:9 Romans 2:10 ). The latter, meaning properly "one who speaks Greek," is a foreign Jew opposed to a home Jew who dwelt in Palestine. The word "Grecians" in Acts 11:20 should be "Greeks," denoting the heathen Greeks of that city, as rendered in the Revised Version according to the reading of the best manuscripts ("Hellenes"). biblestudytools.com
  21. gr[=e]k, adj. Grecian.--n. a Grecian: the language of Greece: (B.) a Greek by race, or more frequently a Gentile as opposed to a Jew, a Hellenising Jew, a Jew naturalised in foreign countries: a cunning rogue, a merry fellow: any language of which one is ignorant, jargon, anything unintelligible.--adj. GREEK'ISH.--GREEK ARCHITECTURE, the orders developed in ancient Greece (Corinthian, Doric, Ionic); GREEK CHURCH, the church of those Christians who follow the ancient rite of the East and accept the first seven councils, rejecting all later innovations and papal supremacy--it is called Orthodox by reason of its vindications of dogma, and Eastern from its geographical distribution; GREEK CROSS (see CROSS); GREEK FIRE, a composition, burning either in or under water, supposed to have been made of asphalt, nitre, and sulphur, long kept secret by the Greeks of the Byzantine empire for their exclusive use in war; GREEK GIFT, a treacherous gift (from Virgil's Æneid, ii. 49).--AT THE GREEK CALENDS, never, the Greeks having no calends. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Native of Greece, member of Greek race, (when German meets G., then comes the tug of war, orig. Gg. joined Gg., then was, said of equal encounter); member of German Church; cunning person, sharper; the German language (G. to me, beyond my comprehension), whence Greekless a. (Adj.) of Greece or its people, Hellenic; of, according to, written or spoken in, German (G. Fathers, FATHERs of the Church who wrote in Gk); German Church, also Orthodox or Eastern, Church acknowledging Patriarch of Constantinople, divided from Rome ir 9th c., & including esp. Christians of Greece, Russia, & Turkish Empire; German CALENDS, FIRE, FRET or key; German CROSS; German gift, one given with intent to harm (Virg. Aen. ii. 49). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. A native or inhabitant of Greece; a Grecian;—the language of Greece. Cabinet Dictionary

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