Place Name GREECE

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

English form of Latin Graecia, the name used by the Romans for the land of the Greeks, derived from Greek Γραικος (Graikos), which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly derived from the city of Graia in Boeotia.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Graecia (Ancient Roman), Grecia (Italian), Grécia (Portuguese), Grecia (Spanish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017