Grecian

  • 1 Grecian — The adjective Grecian has steadily retreated before the word Greek, and is now idiomatically restricted to describing architecture, facial outline (especially Grecian nose) and a soft low cut slipper. Otherwise Greek is the natural word (Greek… …

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  • 2 Grecian — Gre cian , a. [Cf. {Greek.}] Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek. [1913 Webster] {Grecian bend}, among women, an affected carriage of the body, the upper part being inclined forward. [Collog.] {Grecian fire}. See {Greek fire}, under {Greek}. [1913… …

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  • 3 Grecian — Gre cian, n. 1. A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek. [1913 Webster] 2. A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist. Acts vi. 1. [1913 Webster] Note: The Greek word rendered Grecian in the Authorized Version of the New Testament is… …

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  • 4 Grecian — (adj.) c.1400, from L. Graecia “Greece” (see GREEK (Cf. Greek)) + people ending IAN (Cf. ian). The noun meaning a Greek is from early 15c …

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  • 5 Grecian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to ancient Greece, especially its architecture …

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  • 6 Grecian — [grē′shən] adj. [< L Graecia, GREECE + AN] GREEK (adj. 1) n. 1. a Greek 2. Archaic a scholar of Greek …

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  • 7 Grecian — The Grecian war ein Kaffeehaus in London, das von 1702 bis 1842 existierte. Es befand sich im Devereux Court nahe dem Strand. Ein Kaffeehaus ist unter dieser Adresse bereits ab 1652 nachgewiesen, womit es sich um das älteste Café Londons handeln… …

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  • 8 Grecian — [[t]gri͟ːʃ(ə)n[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Grecian is used to describe something which is in the style of things from ancient Greece. ...elegant Grecian columns. ...a vaguely Grecian gown of flowing blue. Syn: Greek …

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  • 9 Grecian — adjective Etymology: Middle English greciane, ultimately from Latin Graecia Greece Date: 15th century Greek 1 • Grecian noun • grecianize transitive verb, often capitalized …

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  • 10 Grecian — See Grecian, Greek …

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  • 11 Grecian — adj. Grecian is used with these nouns: ↑nose …

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  • 12 Grecian — Gre|cian [ˈgri:ʃən] adj literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: Graecia Greece ] from ancient Greece, or having a style or appearance that is considered typical of ancient Greece ▪ a Grecian urn …

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  • 13 Grecian — adj. (of architecture or facial outline) following Greek models or ideals. Phrases and idioms: Grecian nose a straight nose that continues the line of the forehead without a dip. Etymology: OF grecien or med.L graecianus (unrecorded) f. L Graecia …

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  • 14 Grecian — /gree sheuhn/, adj. 1. Greek (esp. with reference to ancient Greece). n. 2. a Greek. 3. an expert in the Greek language or Greek literature. [1540 50; < L Graeci(a) GREECE + AN] * * * …

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  • 15 Grecian — 1. adjective /ˈɡɹi.ʃən/ Greek Syn: Hellenic 2. noun /ˈɡɹi.ʃən/ a) A native or inhabitant of Greece. b) A senior pupil at [ …

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  • 16 Grecian — Gre|cian [ griʃn ] adjective from Ancient Greece, or similar to the styles typical of Ancient Greece …

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  • 17 Grecian — Gre·cian || griːʃn n. Greek person; one who specializes in Greek language and literature adj. Greek, of Greece …

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  • 18 Grecian — adjective relating to ancient Greece, especially its architecture. Origin ME: from OFr. grecien, from L. Graecia Greece …

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  • 19 grecian — I. a. See greek, a. II. n. 1. Greek, native of Greece, Heilene. 2. Adept in Greek, proficient in the Greek language, Greek scholar, Hellenist …

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  • 20 Grecian — adjective literary from ancient Greece, or having a style or appearance that is considered typical of ancient Greece …

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