Definition of Grecian in English:

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Grecian

Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːʃ(ə)n/

adjective

Relating to ancient Greece, especially its architecture.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with Grecian

accretion, Capetian, completion, concretion, deletion, depletion, Diocletian, excretion, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian
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