English - Etymology
From Latin Graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós, “a character in Greek mythology”) (a son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia), whom Ἑλλάς (Hellás, “Greece”), and Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes), were also named after; see also Ἕλλην (Héllēn) and Hellen.
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- (countable) An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
- (US, countable) A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system)
- (uncountable) Unintelligible speech or text, such as foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the listener is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon; or statements that the listener does not understand or agree with.
(uncountable, slang) Anal sex.
2001, "(unknown)", ASP: "Julie" of Oral-Land-Oh (on newsgroup alt.sex.prostitution)
- She is absolutely a total GFE, no limits, except no Greek. (Well...I say “no Greek” - - if she is really hot for you, and if she is really turned on in a long session, she might beg for a finger in her anus while you suck her clit, but she is just too tiny and tight for any “real meat” in the backdoor.)
- 2001, "(unknown)", ASP: "Julie" of Oral-Land-Oh (on newsgroup alt.sex.prostitution)
English - Proper Noun
- The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece and in Greek communities.
- The writing system used in Greek language.
In writings about the modern world, Greek is used primarily for the modern language currently spoken in Greece, and Ancient Greek will be used for older forms of the language. In the classics and other pre-modern studies, Greek will be used for the old forms of the language, and if the modern language is mentioned, it will be called Modern Greek.
- Ancient Greek
- Byzantine Greek
- Cappadocian Greek
- Mediaeval Greek
- Modern Greek
- Mycenaean Greek
English - Adjective
Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
- 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapterII:
- (US) Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
- Unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the speaker is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon.