Graecism

['gri:sɪz(ə)m, 'grʌɪ-]
(also Grecism)
noun
1》 a Greek idiom.
2》 the qualities typical of Greece and the Greeks, especially in a work of art.
Derivatives
Graecize or Graecise verb
Origin
C16: from Fr. grécisme or med. L. Graecismus, from Graecus (see Greek).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Graecism — [grē′siz΄əm] n. alt. sp. of GRECISM * * * …   Universalium

  • Graecism — [grē′siz΄əm] n. alt. sp. of GRECISM …   English World dictionary

  • graecism — noun alternative spelling of grecism …   Wiktionary

  • Graecism — /ˈgrisɪzəm/ (say greesizuhm) noun 1. the spirit of Greek thought, etc. 2. adoption or imitation of this. 3. an idiom or peculiarity of Greek. Also, Chiefly US, Grecism …   Australian English dictionary

  • Graecism — n. (also Grecism) 1 a Greek idiom, esp. as imitated in another language. 2 a the Greek spirit, style, mode of expression, etc. b the imitation of these. Etymology: F greacutecisme or med.L Graecismus f. Graecus GREEK …   Useful english dictionary

  • Graecize — Graecism, n. /gree suyz/, v.t., v.i., Graecized, Graecizing. Chiefly Brit. Grecize. Also, Graecise. * * * …   Universalium

  • Grecism — /gree siz euhm/, n. 1. the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc. 2. adoption or imitation of this. 3. an idiom or peculiarity of Greek. Also, esp. Brit., Graecism. [1560 70; < ML Graecismus, equiv. to L Graec(us) GREEK + ismus ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Grecism — noun variant spelling of Graecism …   English new terms dictionary

  • Grecism — /ˈgrisɪzəm/ (say greesizuhm) noun Chiefly US → Graecism …   Australian English dictionary

  • grecism — var. of GRAECISM. * * * Grecism, Grecize, Greco see Græc …   Useful english dictionary

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