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I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy.
Brendan Coyle

Meaning of "Greek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GREEK

From Old English Grēcas (plural), or Latin Graecus, from Greek Graikos.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GREEK

Greek  [ɡriːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GREEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Greek can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GREEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Greek

Greek may refer to anything related to: ▪ Greece, a country in Southern Europe ▪ Ancient Greece, the classical civilization centered in Greece ▪ Greeks, an ethnic group ▪ Greek language, or more specifically: ▪ Mycenaean Greek, ▪ Ancient Greek, ▪ Koine Greek or Alexandrian, Hellenistic, Common, New Testament Greek, ▪ Medieval Greek or Byzantine Greek, ▪ Modern Greek, ▪ Greek dialects ▪ Greek alphabet ▪ Greek Orthodox Church...

Definition of Greek in the English dictionary

The first definition of Greek in the dictionary is a native or inhabitant of Greece or a descendant of such a native. Other definition of Greek is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Greek is also (informal) anything incomprehensible (esp in the phrase it's (all) Greek to me).

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GREEK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creak
kriːk
creek
kriːk
ecofreak
ˈiːkəʊˌfriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
freak
friːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
shriek
ʃriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GREEK

Greek bread
Greek Catholic
Greek Church
Greek cross
Greek Cypriot
Greek fire
Greek gift
Greek god
Greek mallow
Greek meets Greek
Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Revival
Greek Revivalism
Greek Revivalist
Greek tragedy
Greek-letter society
greeked text
Greekness

WORDS THAT END LIKE GREEK

Ancient Greek
Byzantine Greek
Cooper Creek
Cripple Creek
Dawson Creek
Greek meets Greek
Late Greek
Medieval Greek
Middle Greek
Modern Greek
peat reek
shit creek
up the creek

Synonyms and antonyms of Greek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GREEK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Greek» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Greek

Translation of «Greek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREEK

Find out the translation of Greek to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Greek from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Greek» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

希腊的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

griego
570 millions of speakers

English

Greek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूनानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُونانيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

греческий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

grego
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yunani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

griechisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギリシャの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그리스의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yunani
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc nước/người/tiếng Hy Lạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரேக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yunan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

greco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grecki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грецький
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

grec
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Greek
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Griekse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grekisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gresk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Greek

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GREEK»

The term «Greek» is very widely used and occupies the 3.654 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GREEK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Greek» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Greek» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Greek

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10 QUOTES WITH «GREEK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Greek.
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John Acton
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
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Kiran Ahluwalia
My CD collection has a lot of world music - lots of Indian, African, Portuguese, Greek, Italian music. Because of my husband, a lot of jazz, too.
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Maria Bamford
My mom is very structured. She gets up, she does her prayers, and she eats her oatmeal with blueberries and Greek yogurt, and she has her prayer list, and she doesn't worry too much about things.
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Geraldine Brooks
It is my great good luck the words I use are English words, which means I live in a very old nation of open borders; a rich, deep, multi-layered, promiscuous universe, infused with Latin, German, French, Greek, Arabic and countless other tongues.
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Vince Cable
I think what is happening is I think first of all there is confidence in the U.K. economy. We're in a German rather than a Greek position in international financial markets, which is very positive and keeps our debt service costs down, and we're also beginning to see real evidence of rebalancing.
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Tyson Chandler
I love Greek mythology, I love gladiators, I love war stuff.
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Marie-Chantal Claire
I was spending most of my summers in Greece when I was a little girl, and at boarding school my first room-mate was Greek, so I guess I kind of had that Greek destiny.
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Cat Cora
Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.
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Brendan Coyle
I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy.
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David Crystal
English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREEK»

Discover the use of Greek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Greek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Greek: An Intensive Course
The first edition of this extremely popular two volume Greek text has been successfully adopted in many high schools and colleges; the organization and approach used by the authors, make it an equally effective tool for those who would ...
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn, 1992
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Colloquial Greek: The Complete Course for Beginners
Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Greek. Previous ed.: 1994.
Niki Watts, 2004
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Ancient Greek Religion
Throughout the book, vivid descriptions of actual sanctuaries and practices, the inclusion of ancient texts in translation, and the use of abundant illustrations re-create the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.
Jon D. Mikalson, 2011
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A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language
In addition, a set of chapters is devoted to discussions of typology, including aspects such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. This wide-ranging collection will be valued by classicists and linguists alike.
Egbert J. Bakker, 2010
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An Introduction to Greek Tragedy
This book provides an accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays.
Ruth Scodel, 2010
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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers
The text explores the tension between written varieties and evolving forms of the vernacular and the resultant 2000 years of diglossia -- the ever-growing gulf between what was said and what was written, and the linguistic consequences.
Geoffrey Horrocks, 2009
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The Greek and Latin Roots of English
The fourth edition of The Greek & Latin Roots of English approaches the study of Latin and Greek thematically: vocabulary is organized into various topics, including politics and government, psychology, medicine and the biological sciences, ...
Tamara M. Green, 2008
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A Short History of Greek Mathematics
The complete history of Greek mathematics, from the origins of arithmetic to the key works of Pythagorus, Euclid, and Archimedes.
James Gow, 2010
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Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary: Keys to ...
Suitable for K-12 teachers, this book provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots including prefixes, suffixes, and bases to help instruct learners in vocabulary development, improve ...
Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, Rick M. Newton, 2008
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A History of the Greek Language: From Its Origins to the Present
"A History of the Greek Language" is a kaleidoscopic collection of ideas on the development of the Greek language through the centuries of its existence.
Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Greek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greek banks starved for cash
But as talks have dragged on, Greek households and companies have been siphoning money out of the banking system at an accelerated date ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
2
German-Led Eurozone Launching Coup Against Greek Government
The final deal, released on Monday by the institutions of the European financial elite, states: "The [Greek] government needs to consult and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Greek bailout: what happens next
The Greek parliament has to pass a series of laws by Wednesday in order to ... If the Greek parliament passes these laws, eurozone finance ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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No, the Greek agreement is not a coup and if you think it is, you're an …
#thisisacoup has been trending in various parts of the world for several hours over the latest Greek talks. Let's skim over the awkward fact that ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Wall Street rallies on Greek deal; tech stocks jump
U.S. stocks finished sharply higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average re-emerging in positive territory for the year, after euro ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Wilbur Ross: Here's the real goal of Greek deal
The Greek reforms-for-bailout deal reached Monday after marathon talks will get done and key elements of the agreement will be implemented, ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
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Yields rise as Greek, euro zone leaders strike deal
U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday after Greek and euro zone leaders reached a deal that is likely to keep Greece in the single currency and ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
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Mohamed El-Erian: Watch out for 'messy' Greek deal
World financial markets should be somewhat relieved that Greece and its creditors reached a reforms-for-bailout deal, closing-followed market ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
9
Greek Bank Shutdown Hits Startups Hard
Mr. Nikolaidis pleaded with another U.S. company that hosts his servers to keep his Greek startup open while his bank accounts were frozen. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Bailout Tax Hikes Already Hurting Greek Tourism Spots' Business
An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Greek [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/greek>. Sep 2019 ».
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