Hellenist

Hel"len*ist

(?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. Hellniste.] 1. One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).
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2. One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

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Hel`le*nis"tic

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Hel`le*nis"tic*al

(?), } a. [Cf. F. Hellnistique.] Pertaining to the Hellenists.
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Hellenistic language, Hellenistic dialect, or Hellenistic idiom, the Greek spoken or used by the Jews who lived in countries where the Greek language prevailed; the Jewish-Greek dialect or idiom of the Septuagint.
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