- 1An ancient Greek.More example sentences
- The ancient Greeks called themselves the Hellenes.
- These people were ‘kin to the Hellenes, the Italiots, the Celts, the Germanic peoples and the Slavs'.
- I wouldn't go as far as to suggest that the Romans were nothing but a copy of the Greeks - that would be tantamount to asserting the genius of the Hellenes and imitative nature of the Romans.
- 1.1A native of modern Greece (chiefly in the title of the now exiled royal family): the King of the HellenesMore example sentences
- They have always called themselves Hellenes and Greece is Hellas.
- By 1975, both the King and Queen of the Hellenes and the Greek Line ship Queen Anna Maria would be driven out of Greece - the monarchs by political upheaval and the Queen Anna Maria by financial troubles.
- Then there is the youngest of the three princesses, Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes.
from Greek Hellēn 'a Greek'. Compare with Hellen.
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