Greek+idiom

  • 1 Greek literature — refers to those writings autochthonic to the areas of Greek influence, typically though not necessarily in one of the Greek dialects, throughout the whole period in which the Greek speaking peoples have existed.Ancient Greek literature (Before AD …

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  • 2 idiom — ► NOUN 1) a group of words whose meaning cannot be deduced from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon). 2) a form of expression natural to a language, person, or group. 3) a characteristic mode of expression in music or art. ORIGIN… …

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  • 3 Idiom — This article is about phrases with figurative meaning. For other uses, see Idiom (disambiguation). Idiom (Latin: idioma, special property , f. Greek: ἰδίωμα – idiōma, special feature, special phrasing , f. Greek: ἴδιος – idios, one’s own ) is an… …

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  • 4 Greek Revival architecture — Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States. A product of Hellenism, it may be looked upon as the last… …

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  • 5 Idiom dictionary — The h word idiom was itself derived from the Greek “ἰδίωμα (idioma), which can be variously translated as peculiarity, property, or peculiar phraseology. Hence the word has come to be used to describe the form of speech peculiar to a people or… …

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  • 6 Greek to me — That s Greek to me or It s (all) Greek to me is an idiom/dead metaphor in English, claiming that an expression is incomprehensible, either due to complexity or imprecision. The expression may be used with respect to verbal expressions with… …

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  • 7 idiom — noun Etymology: Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French idiome, from Late Latin idioma individual peculiarity of language, from Greek idiōmat , idiōma, from idiousthai to appropriate, from idios Date: 1588 1. a. the language peculiar to a… …

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  • 8 idiom — id|i|om [ˈıdiəm] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: idiome, from Greek idioma personal way of expressing yourself , from idios; IDIOT] 1.) a group of words that has a special meaning that is different from the ordinary meaning of each separate …

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  • 9 idiom — /ˈɪdiəm / (say ideeuhm) noun 1. a form of expression peculiar to a language, especially one having a significance other than its literal one. 2. a variety or form of a language; a dialect. 3. the language peculiar to a people. 4. the peculiar… …

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  • 10 Modern Greek literature — Greek literature Ancient Greek literature (until 4th century AD) Byzantine literature (4th – 15th century) Modern Greek literature (post 11th century) Modern Greek literature refers to literature written in the Greek language from the 11th… …

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  • 11 Hellenistic idiom — 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… …

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  • 12 Medieval Greek — Ἑλληνική Ellinikí Spoken in eastern Mediterranean Extinct developed into Modern Greek by 1453 …

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  • 13 Varieties of Modern Greek — History of the Greek language (see also: Greek alphabet) Proto Greek (c. 3000–1600 BC) Mycenaean (c. 1600–1100 BC) Ancient G …

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  • 14 it's all Greek to me — it s all ˈGreek to me idiom (informal, saying) I cannot understand it • She tried to explain how the system works, but it s all Greek to me. Main entry: ↑Greekidiom …

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  • 15 Don't spill the beans (idiom) — For the game, see Don t Spill the Beans (game). Don t spill the beans is an English language idiom That means to inopportunely or accidentally reveal a secret. There are a number of folk etymology hypotheses for its origin, some attributing it to …

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  • 16 Trinity — This article is about the Christian Trinity. For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). Holy Trinity redirects here. For other uses, see Holy Trinity (disambiguation). Part of a series on Attributes of G …

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  • 17 Greeks in Albania — About a general view on history, geography, demographics and political issues concerning the region, see Northern Epirus. Northern Epirotes Βορειοηπειρώτες …

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  • 18 Ancient Macedonian language — For the unrelated modern Slavic language, see Macedonian language. language name=Ancient Macedonian region=Macedon ( extinct language ) extinct=absorbed by Attic Greek in the 4th century BC familycolor=Indo European fam2= possibly Greek… …

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  • 19 Glossary of rhetorical terms — Rhetorical Theory is a subject rife with jargon and special terminology. This page explains commonly used rhetorical terms in alphabetical order. The brief definitions here are intended to serve as a quick reference rather than an in depth… …

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  • 20 Old Testament — • The Apostle St. Paul declares himself (II Cor., iii, 6) a minister of the new testament , and calls (iii, 14) the covenant entered into on Mount Sinai the old testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Old Testament      …

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