Hellenistical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Hellenistical relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civilization
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hellenistical Pertaining to the Hellenists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hellenistical Same as Hellenistic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hellenistical pertaining to the Hellenists: pertaining to Greek with foreign, esp. Aramaic and Hebrew, idioms—a popular dialect which grew up at Alexandria and perpetuated itself in the Septuagint, and to a less marked degree in the New Testament
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. Hellénistique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Hellēnios, HelēnikosHellēnes, a name ultimately given to all the Greeks—Hellēn, the son of Deucalion, the Greek Noah.

Usage

In literature:

Tiercelin was a Hellenist.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
DACIER, MADAME, distinguished Hellenist and Latinist, wife of the preceding, born in Saumur (1651-1720).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
This fashion is a sign of late Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman date.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
But in truth the Hellenistic interpretation of the Bible, so long as it was genuinely philosophical, remained loyal to Judaism.
"Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria" by Norman Bentwich
The cult of virginity has lasted on, with much else that belongs to the later Hellenistic age, in Catholicism.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
But from this time we find few more traces of an enlightened Hellenistic Judaism.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Hellenistic Greeks and Eastern Aryans had met here in Taxila to exchange the best each had to offer.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
There were in Jerusalem many Hellenistic Jews; that is, those who were reared in foreign countries or were born of parents so reared.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Nor was it the outcome of an impact made upon Judaism by Hellenistic thought.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
The conquest by Alexander ushers in the Hellenistic age, comprising the periods of Ptolemaic and Roman rule.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

In a typical recent piece he set a ring with antique Hellenistic wooden beads, coated in 18-carat gold.
The Biblical minimalism of the 1980s tried to disconnect the Biblical text from its ancient Near Eastern context by seeing it as Hellenistic literature.
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