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atticism

[at-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈæt əˌsɪz əm/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
2.
attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
3.
concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek Attikismós a siding with Athens, an Attic expression. See Attic, -ism
Related forms
atticist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for atticism

Atticism

/ˈætɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
2.
an elegant, simple, and clear expression
Derived Forms
Atticist, noun
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