Definition of Grecian in English:


Syllabification: Gre·cian
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēSHən


Of or relating to ancient Greece, especially its architecture.
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  • During 800 BC Alexander the Great conquered the Grecian Empire of city-states and Greece became part of the Macedonian Empire.
  • Secondly, since the terms ‘gay’ and ‘homosexual’ did not actually exist in ancient Grecian society, it is therefore impossible to label Alexander's sexuality under such terms.
  • A trip to Turkey is a romantic experience in which one finds the past everywhere to be savoured: awe-inspiring mosques, Grecian amphitheatres, statues, and a subterranean city.


late Middle English: from Old French grecien, from Latin Graecia 'Greece'.

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