[griːk] or [grik]


(noun.) the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.

(noun.) a native or inhabitant of Greece.

(adj.) of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language; 'Greek mythology'; 'a Grecian robe' .

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(a.) Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.

(n.) A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.

(n.) A swindler; a knave; a cheat.

(n.) Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.



a. [1]. Of Greece.[2]. Grecian, classic, classical, after the Greek, in the manner of Greece.

n. [1]. Grecian, native of Greece.[2]. Greek language.



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 è‹™eid ii. 49).—At the Greek calends never the Greeks having no calends.



To dream of reading Greek, denotes that your ideas will be discussed and finally accepted and put in practical use. To fail to read it, denotes that technical difficulties are in your way.





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