Greek (έλλην)

Concise Bible Dictionary:

A native of Greece. For their origin, and reference to them in the Old Testament, see GRECIA and GRECIANS. In the New Testament we read that some came to Jerusalem to worship and desired to see Jesus; but He was then just about to be offered up (John 12:20-24). The Greeks were an intellectual people and naturally sought after wisdom; and Christ crucified was unto them foolishness. How could they naturally think of having faith in a man crucified with malefactors? But to the called ones Christ became the power and wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:22-24). In Paul’s evangelizing among them “great multitudes” believed, and lost their proud nationality in Christ (Acts 14:1; Acts 17:4; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11).