Etymology: From German hellenistisch, from (hellenistikos) "of or relating to the Hellenistic period", from Ancient Greek (Hellas) "Greece".
- Of or relating to the period of the Greek culture, history, or art after the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.E.) to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian (31 B.C.E.)
- Of or relating to a Hellenist.
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