Definition of Hellenic language
1. Noun. The Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Generic synonyms: Indo-european, Indo-european Language, Indo-hittite
Specialized synonyms: Modern Greek, New Greek, Late Greek, Byzantine Greek, Medieval Greek, Middle Greek, Koine, Ancient Greek
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Derivative terms: Greek, Hellenic
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hellenic Language
Literary usage of Hellenic language
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... which had been at first confined to a few communities, gradually spread over the whole country, and, with the name, the hellenic language. ..."
2. Egypt's Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books by Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Samuel Birch (1860)
"D. THE PACT OF THE ASIATIC ORIGIN OF THE EGYPTIAN AS WELL AS THE hellenic language, AND OF THE GERMS OF MYTHOLOGY. THE result of philology is that the ..."
3. The History of the Works of the Learned (1742)
"... that this hellenic language of Herodotus can be no other than that ... in all Probability, an Egyptian; the " hellenic language therefore, ..."
4. Thucydides Translated Into English by Thucydides, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... to whom Thucydides must be held to confine the hellenic language), ... (except such of them as had acquired the hellenic language from the ..."
5. Researches Into the Origin and Affinity of the Principal Languages of Asia by Vans Kennedy (1828)
"... such an incorporation could not take place without materially affecting the hellenic language. The conjecture, however, of Herodotus depends entirely on ..."
6. Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Reformed Church in the United States, Publication Board, Franklin and Marshall College (1860)
"... the true regenerators of the hellenic language. ... who is regarded as the father of the new hellenic language. The purification of the vulgar dialect, ..."