Definition of Archaism

1. Noun. The use of an archaic expression.




Definition of Archaism

1. n. An ancient, antiquated, or old-fashioned, word, expression, or idiom; a word or form of speech no longer in common use.

Definition of Archaism

1. Noun. The adoption or imitation of archaic words or style. ¹

2. Noun. An archaic word, style, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archaism

1. an archaic word, idiom, or expression [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archaism

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archaeus
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archaiopteryx
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archaism (current term)
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archangels

Literary usage of Archaism

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1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1897)
"archaism in Aulus Gellius, by Dr. Charles Knapp, of Barnard College. The paper was a continuation of an article published by the author in 1894 under the ..."

2. The Greek Philosophers by Alfred William Benn (1882)
"The Roman love of simplification and archaism induced subsequent thinkers either to let Platonism drop altogether, or to study those elements in which it ..."

3. A History of Ancient Sculpture by Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (1883)
"Their advanced archaism. — Sculptures of East Pediment. — Their Superiority to those of the West Pediment.—Difficulty of forming a Correct Impression of ..."

4. Classical Studies in Honour of Henry Drisler by Henry Drisler (1894)
"archaism in Aulus Gellius. PAKT I. : INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL. THAT Aulus Gellius was an ardent lover and a diligent student of the early Latin writers, ..."

5. Archaisms of Terence Mentioned in the Commentary of Donatus by Kirby Flower Smith (1890)
"It is proposed to enquire what Donatus calls an archaism ; the value of his ... The commentator's idea of an archaism may be derived from a comparison of ..."

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