Definition of Greek noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡriːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːk//
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  1. 1[countable] a person from modern or ancient Greece
  2. 2[uncountable] the language of modern or ancient Greece See related entries: Languages
  3. 3[countable] (North American English) a member of a fraternity or a sorority at a college or university
  4. Word OriginOld English Grēcas ‘the Greeks’, from Latin Graeci (the name given by the Romans to the people who called themselves the Hellenes), from Greek Graikoi, which according to Aristotle was the prehistoric name of the Hellenes.Idioms (informal, saying) I cannot understand it She tried to explain how the system works, but it's all Greek to me.

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