First appearance of Xila?

I would like to ask the members of the list about Xila=Hellas. The most interesting thing I’ve read about it is from this discussion:

In Cantonese, for example, the “xi” in Xila (Greece) is indeed pronounced as “Hei”

Does anybody know when and where the term 希腊 appeared for the first time?

Thank you and I wish everybody nice holidays

Costas Kouremenos <>

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