Definition of Atticisms

1. Noun. (plural of Atticism) ¹



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Definition of Atticisms

1. atticism [n] - See also: atticism

Lexicographical Neighbors of Atticisms

attestative
attestator
attested
attestedly
attester
attesters
attesteth
attesting
attestive
attestor
attestors
attests
attic
attic fan
atticism
atticisms (current term)
atticist
atticists
atticize
atticized
atticizes
atticizing
atticky
atticless
atticlike
atticomastoid
atticotomy
attics
attiguous
attiguousness

Literary usage of Atticisms

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Classical Greek Literature by John Pentland Mahaffy (1895)
"atticisms. many archaic forms in New Attic which have been lost even in Old Ionic. ... Only those forms and words must be accounted atticisms which can be ..."

2. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"If ' pure ' Ionic, on the ancients' view, referred to matters of sound and inflection, and these atticisms are a genuine survival of ..."

3. A History of Ancient Greek Literature by Gilbert Murray (1897)
"But there are also fixed atticisms—lines which scan as they stand, and refuse to scan if turned into Ionic; these are in the strict sense late lines ..."

4. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1916)
"The first and larger group consists of atticisms which may be explained as ... In his second group Wackernagel places atticisms which cannot be translated ..."

5. A History of Ancient Greek Literature by Harold North Fowler (1902)
"The atticisms are accounted for by Wolf and his followers as a result of the revision of Homer under Pisistratus. It is, however, very doubtful if such a ..."

6. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1882)
"I have included a-<piai in the list of atticisms because Herodotus certainly uses ... Mr Monro ignores altogether the atticisms brought forward by Prof. ..."

7. A Grammar of the Greek Language: Principally from the German of Kühner, with by Charles Anthon, Raphael Kühner (1849)
"... atticisms, and the like, as fundamental peculiarities of the Greek language. But it is ei roneous to regard the Epic language, on that account, ..."

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