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 for Hellenic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Romaic \Ro*ma"ic\, a. [NGr. ????: cf. F. roma["i]que. See
     Roman.]
     Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its
     language. -- n. The modern Greek language, now usually called
     by the Greeks Hellenic or Neo-Hellenic.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The Greeks at the time of the capture of Constantinople
           were proud of being "Romai^oi, or Romans . . . Hence
           the term Romaic was the name given to the popular
           language. . . . The Greek language is now spoken of as
           the Hellenic language. --Encyc. Brit.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hellenic \Hel*len"ic\ (?; 277), a. [Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? the Greeks.]
     Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece;
     Greek; Grecian. "The Hellenic forces." --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hellenic \Hel*len"ic\, n.
     The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic,
     which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of
     Alexander.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Hellenic
      adj 1: of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient
             Greek and Roman cultures; "classical mythology";
             "classical [syn: classical, classic, Greco-Roman,
             Graeco-Roman, Hellenic]
      2: relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek
         civilization [syn: Hellenic, Hellenistic,
         Hellenistical]
      3: of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks
         or the Greek language; "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe"
         [syn: Greek, Grecian, Hellenic]
      n 1: the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of
           languages [syn: Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language]

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