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hellenism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hellenism  \Hel"len*ism\,  n.  [Gr.  ?:  cf  F.  Hell['e]nisme.] 
  1.  A  phrase  or  form  of  speech  in  accordance  with  genius  and 
  construction  or  idioms  of  the  Greek  language;  a  Grecism. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  The  type  of  character  of  the  ancient  Greeks,  who  aimed  at 
  culture,  grace,  and  amenity,  as  the  chief  elements  in 
  human  well-being  and  perfection. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hellenism 
  n  :  the  principles  and  ideals  associated  with  classical  Greek 
  civilization  [syn:  {Hellenism}] 




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