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Grecism

[gree-siz-uh m] /ˈgri sɪz əm/
noun
1.
the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc.
2.
adoption or imitation of this.
3.
an idiom or peculiarity of Greek.
Also, especially British, Graecism.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Medieval Latin Graecismus, equivalent to Latin Graec(us) Greek + -ismus -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Grecism

Graecism

/ˈɡriːsɪzəm/
noun
1.
Greek characteristics or style
2.
admiration for or imitation of these, as in sculpture or architecture
3.
a form of words characteristic or imitative of the idiom of the Greek language

Grecism

/ˈɡriːˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecism
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