Greek

Definition of Greek

a.1.Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
Greek calends
See under Greek calends in the vocabulary.
Greek Church
(Eccl. Hist.) the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the Byzantine Church.
Greek cross
See Illust. (10) Of Cross.
Greek Empire
See Byzantine Empire.
Greek fire
a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur.
Greek rose
the flower campion.
- Ure.
n.1.A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.
2.A swindler; a knave; a cheat.
Without a confederate the . . . game of baccarat does not . . . offer many chances for the Greek.
- Sat. Rev.
3.Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.

Related Words

Aesopian language, Babel, affiliate, argot, associate, babble, belonger, brother, cant, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, charter member, cipher, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, code, committeeman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, cryptogram, double Dutch, drivel, dues-paying member, enlistee, enrollee, fellow, fraternity man, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gobbledygook, guildsman, honorary member, initiate, insider, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon, joiner, jumble, life member, member, noise, nonsense, one of us, pledge, scramble, secret language, sister, skimble-skamble, slang, socius, sorority girl, sorority woman
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