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  • adjective of a person Lacking any mastery of any form of the Greek language.
  • adjective Devoid of any Greek people.


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Greek +‎ -less


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  • An indispensible edition of the fragments, with commentary in English but no translation (not for the Greekless reader).

    Speusippus Dancy, Russell 2003

  • Like so many Greekless Americans with pretensions, he thinks that the word means a liking for boys by men with buggery on their mind.

    Mark Twain's Reputation Cardwell, Guy 1996

  • If it does, revoke, O student, your shrill _eheu_ for the Greekless and untrousered savage of the canoe, suppress your feelings, and go steadily into rhabdomancy with several divining-rods, in search of the Pierian spring which must surely exist somewhere among the guttural districts of the Ojibbeway tongue.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861 Various

  • _Parallelogram_ again can be explained to a Greekless person, but it will be far better understood by one who sees in it the two words παραλληλος {parallêlos} and γραμμη {grammê} and realizes that it is a short way of expressing that the figure in question is contained by parallel lines; and we shall best understand the word _parallel_ itself if we see in it the statement of the fact that the two straight lines so described go _alongside one another_, παρ 'αλληλας {par' allêlas}, all the way.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield Various

  • The important question raised, but not fully answered, by The Landmark Herodotus is, of course, just what aids in understanding the Histories are most important for that not-quite-mythic figure, the intelligent — but Greekless and largely ahistorical — general reader. [

    The Great Marathon Man Green, Peter 2008


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