atticism

atticism

[at-uh-siz-uhm]
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:
1605–15; < Greek Attikismós a siding with Athens, an Attic expression. See Attic, -ism

atticist, noun
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Atticism (ˈætɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
2.  an elegant, simple, and clear expression
 
'Atticist
 
n

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