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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hellenist  \Hel"len*ist\,  n.  [Gr.  ?:  cf  F.  Hell['e]niste.] 
  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). 
 
  2.  One  skilled  in  the  Greek  language  and  literature;  as  the 
  critical  Hellenist. 




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