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greek Idioms & Phrases


ancient greek

  • noun the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
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byzantine greek

  • noun the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
    Medieval Greek; Byzantine Greek.
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classical greek

  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Attic; Ionic dialect; Ionic.
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greek alphabet

  • noun the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
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greek architecture

  • noun the architecture of ancient Greece
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Greek calends

  • . See under Calends.
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greek capital

  • noun the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
    Athinai; Athens; capital of Greece.
    • in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city
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greek catholic

  • noun a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
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greek chorus

  • noun a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    chorus.
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Greek Church

  • noun state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Greek Church.
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  • (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.
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greek clover

  • noun annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
    fenugreek; Trigonella foenumgraecum.
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Greek cross

  • noun a cross with each of the four arms the same length
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  • . See Illust. (10) Of Cross.
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greek deity

  • noun a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
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greek drachma

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Greece
    drachma.
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Greek Empire

  • . See Byzantine Empire.
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Greek fire

  • noun a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
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  • a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur. Ure.
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greek fret

  • noun an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
    key pattern; Greek fret; fret.
    • there was a simple fret at the top of the walls
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greek key

  • noun an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
    key pattern; Greek fret; fret.
    • there was a simple fret at the top of the walls
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greek mode

  • noun any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
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greek monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in Greece
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greek mythology

  • noun the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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greek orthodox

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Russian Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox; Orthodox.
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greek orthodox church

  • noun state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Greek Church.
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greek partridge

  • noun of mountainous areas of southern Europe
    rock partridge; Alectoris graeca.
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Greek rose

  • the flower campion.
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greek valerian

  • noun erect or spreading perennial of the eastern United States
    Polemonium reptans.
  • noun pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
    Polemonium caeruleum; Jacob's ladder; Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae; Polemonium van-bruntiae; charity.
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late greek

  • noun the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries
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medieval greek

  • noun the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
    Medieval Greek; Byzantine Greek.
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middle greek

  • noun the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
    Medieval Greek; Byzantine Greek.
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modern greek

  • noun the Greek language as spoken and written today
    Modern Greek.
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new greek

  • noun the Greek language as spoken and written today
    Modern Greek.
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war of greek independence

  • noun the Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821; with the support of England and France and Russia they won independence in 1828 at Navarino (although the country included only half its present size)
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