Hellenistic dialect
Hellenistic Hel`le*nis"tic, Hellenistical Hel`le*nis"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. Hell['e]nistique.] Pertaining to the Hellenists. [1913 Webster]

{Hellenistic language}, {Hellenistic dialect}, or {Hellenistic idiom}, the Greek spoken or used by the Jews who lived in countries where the Greek language prevailed; the Jewish-Greek dialect or idiom of the Septuagint. [1913 Webster]


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