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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greek  \Greek\,  a.  [AS.  grec,  L.  Graecus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  grec.  Cf 
  {Grecian}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Greece  or  the  Greeks;  Grecian. 
 
  {Greek  calends}.  See  under  Calends. 
 
  {Greek  Church}  (Eccl.  Hist.),  the  Eastern  Church;  that  part 
  of  Christendom  which  separated  from  the  Roman  or  Western 
  Church  in  the  ninth  century.  It  comprises  the  great  bulk 
  of  the  Christian  population  of  Russia  (of  which  this  is 
  the  established  church),  Greece,  Moldavia,  and  Wallachia. 
  The  Greek  Church  is  governed  by  patriarchs  and  is  called 
  also  the  {Byzantine  Church}. 
 
  {Greek  cross}.  See  Illust.  (10)  Of  {Cross}. 
 
  {Greek  Empire}.  See  {Byzantine  Empire}. 
 
  {Greek  fire},  a  combustible  composition  which  burns  under 
  water,  the  constituents  of  which  are  supposed  to  be 
  asphalt,  with  niter  and  sulphur.  --Ure. 
 
  {Greek  rose},  the  flower  campion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greek  \Greek\,  n. 
  1.  A  native,  or  one  of  the  people,  of  Greece;  a  Grecian; 
  also  the  language  of  Greece. 
 
  2.  A  swindler;  a  knave;  a  cheat.  [Slang] 
 
  Without  a  confederate  the  .  .  .  game  of  baccarat 
  does  not  .  .  .  offer  many  chances  for  the  Greek. 
  --Sat.  Rev. 
 
  3.  Something  unintelligible;  as  it  was  all  Greek  to  me 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Greek 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Greece  or  the  Greeks; 
  "Greek  mythology";  "a  grecian  robe"  [syn:  {Greek},  {Grecian}, 
  {Hellenic}] 
  n  1:  the  Hellenic  branch  of  the  Indo-European  family  of  languages 
  [syn:  {Greek},  {Hellenic},  {Hellenic  language}] 
  2:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Greece  [syn:  {Greek},  {Hellene}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  greek 
 
  1.    To  display  text  as  abstract  dots  and  lines 
  in  order  to  give  a  preview  of  layout  without  actually  being 
  legible.  This  is  faster  than  drawing  the  characters  correctly 
  which  may  require  scaling  or  other  transformations.  Greeking 
  is  particularly  useful  when  displaying  a  reduced  image  of  a 
  document  where  the  text  would  be  too  small  to  be  legible  on 
  the  display  anyway. 
 
  2.  {lorem  ipsum}. 
 
  (1999-06-27) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Greek 
  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;  Rom.  1:14),  or  (2)  a  Gentile  as 
  opposed  to  a  Jew  (Rom.  2:9,  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"). 
 




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