[[t]ˌhɛl əˈnɪs tɪk[/t]] adj.
1) anh of or pertaining to Greek civilization of the Mediterranean region and SW Asia from the death of Alexander the Great through the 1st century b.c., characterized by the blending of Greek and foreign cultures
2) of or pertaining to Hellenists
3) ara following or resembling Greek usage
Etymology: 1700–10 Hel`len•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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