- First Reference: Mark 7:26
- Last Reference: Revelation 9:11
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
Found only in the New Testament, where a distinction is observed between "Greek" and "Grecian" (q.v.). The former is (1) a Greek by race (Acts 16:1-3; 18:17; Romans 1:14), or (2) a Gentile as opposed to a Jew (Romans 2:9, 10). The latter, meaning properly "one who speaks Greek," is a foreign Jew opposed to a home Jew who dwelt in Palestine.
The word "Grecians" in Acts 11:20 should be "Greeks," denoting the heathen Greeks of that city, as rendered in the Revised Version according to the reading of the best manuscripts ("Hellenes").
1 Corinthians 1:22-23
GREEK, adjective Pertaining to Greece. [See Gray.]
GREEK, noun A native of Greece.
1. The language of Greece.
GREEK-FIRE, a combustible composition, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur.
GREE'KISH, adjective Peculiar to Greece.
GREE'KLING, noun An inferior Greek writer.
GREE'KROSE, noun The flower campion.