Greek


Greek
Greek Greek, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. {Grecian}.] Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. [1913 Webster]

{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. --Ure.

{Greek rose}, the flower campion. [1913 Webster]


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