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Hel·lene / ˈhelēn/ • n. an ancient Greek. ∎  a native of modern Greece (chiefly in the title of the now exiled royal family): the King of the Hellenes.

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Hellen (hĕl´ən, –ēn), in Greek mythology, ancestor of the Hellenes, or Greeks; son of Deucalion and Pyrrha. He was the father of Dorus, Xuthus, and Aeolus, who were the progenitors of the principal nations of the Greeks—the Dorians, the Ionians, the Achaeans, and the Aeolians.

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Hellene an ancient Greek; said to be descended from Hellen, in Greek mythology, the son or brother of Deucalion.

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Hellene Greek. XVII. — Gr. Héllēn.
So Hellenic, Hellenism XVII, Hellenistic XVIII.