from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make Greek or Hellenic in form or style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To conform to the Greek custom, especially in speech.
  • transitive v. To render Grecian; also, to cause (a word or phrase in another language) to take a Greek form.
  • transitive v. To translate into Greek.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To adopt the Greek language, customs, or ideas; imitate the Greeks.
  • To render Greek; impart Greek characteristics to.-2. To translate into Greek: as, Melanchthon (black earth) is the Grecized name of Philip Schwarzerd. Also Grecise, Græcize, Græcise.


French gréciser, from Late Latin graecizāre, from Greek graikizein, to speak Greek, from Graikos, Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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