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- proper noun The form of
Ancient Greeklanguage used during the classical period of Greek literature: approximately 600 to 300 BC. The language of the poets and philosophers: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Aristotle, etc.
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classical + Greek
The Mycenaean reflex is attested in a feminine adjective spelled out in Linear B as mi-to-we-sa 'red-painted' and combined with later Classical Greek μίλτος points to the root *milto-.