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Hellenism (n.)

c. 1600, "idiom or expression peculiar to Greek;" see Hellenic + -ism. In sense "culture and ideals of ancient Greece," 1865 (by Matthew Arnold, contrasted with Hebraism).

updated on June 14, 2015

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Definitions of Hellenism from WordNet

Hellenism (n.)
the principles and ideals associated with classical Greek civilization;
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