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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Romaic  \Ro*ma"ic\,  a.  [NGr.  ????:  cf  F.  roma["i]que.  See 
  {Roman}.] 
  Of  or  relating  to  modern  Greece,  and  especially  to  its 
  language.  --  n.  The  modern  Greek  language,  now  usually  called 
  by  the  Greeks  {Hellenic}  or  {Neo-Hellenic}. 
 
  Note:  The  Greeks  at  the  time  of  the  capture  of  Constantinople 
  were  proud  of  being  "Romai^oi,  or  Romans  .  .  .  Hence 
  the  term  Romaic  was  the  name  given  to  the  popular 
  language.  .  .  .  The  Greek  language  is  now  spoken  of  as 
  the  Hellenic  language.  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hellenic  \Hel*len"ic\  (?;  277),  a.  [Gr.  ?,  ?,  fr  ?  the  Greeks.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Hellenes,  or  inhabitants  of  Greece; 
  Greek;  Grecian.  ``The  Hellenic  forces.''  --Jowett  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hellenic  \Hel*len"ic\,  n. 
  The  dialect,  formed  with  slight  variations  from  the  Attic, 
  which  prevailed  among  Greek  writers  after  the  time  of 
  Alexander. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hellenic 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  the  ancient  Greek  and  Roman  cultures  [syn: 
  {greco-roman}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  classical  Greek 
  civilization  [syn:  {Hellenic},  {Hellenistic},  {Hellenistical}] 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Greece  or  the  Greeks; 
  "Greek  mythology";  "a  grecian  robe"  [syn:  {Greek},  {Grecian}, 
  {Hellenic}] 
  n  :  the  Hellenic  branch  of  the  Indo-European  family  of  languages 
  [syn:  {Greek},  {Hellenic},  {Hellenic  language}] 




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