Definition of Greco-roman

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. "Classical mythology"

Exact synonyms: Classic, Classical, Graeco-roman, Hellenic
Similar to: Classic, Classical



Definition of Greco-roman

1. Adjective. (chiefly _American) Of or pertaining to Greek or Roman culture. ¹

2. Adjective. (context wrestling chiefly _American) Describing w:Greco-Roman wrestling Greco-Roman wrestling, a form of wrestling where fighters may only attack above the waist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Greco-roman

1. Having characteristics that are partly Greek and partly Roman; as, Greco-Roman architecture. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greco-roman

grebes
grebo
grebos
grece
greces
grechishchevite
grecianize
grecianized
grecianizes
grecianizing
grecians
grecize
grecized
grecizes
grecizing
greco-roman (current term)
grecque
grecques
gree
greeble
greebles
greebo
greebos
greeces
greecious
greed
greedfest
greedfests
greedhead
greedheads

Literary usage of Greco-roman

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1. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), F. Guizot (1856)
"... partial histories—Unity and variety of the existence of a people—Three essential elements in French civilization, Greco-Roman antiquity, Christianity, ..."

2. History of Philosophy by William Turner (1903)
"SECTION B GREEK AND greco-roman PHILOSOPHY Origin. Greek philosophy first appeared in the Ionic colonies of Asia Minor, and never throughout the course of ..."

3. Art in the House: Historical, Critical, and Aesthetical Studies on the by Jacob von Falke (1879)
"CHAPTER I. THE greco-roman HOUSE. MITTING any consideration of those CHAPTER L beginnings and attempts at artistic arrangement and decoration of the house ..."

4. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity by William Linn Westermann (1955)
"Certainly this was true in the Greco-Roman law of Egypt.82 The principle of ... For the slave as person and subject of the law in Greco-Roman Egypt see ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"174 was especially rich in papyri and objects of the Greco-Roman period. ... The principal site worked by the Greco-Roman Branch has been Oxyrhynchus. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Apparently, in Greek and Greco-Roman writing, any kind of stove or furnace ... In a Greek or Greco- Roman theatre, an important part of the structure of the ..."

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