graecism

Graecize

[gree-sahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Graecized, Graecizing. Chiefly British.
Also, Graecise.

Graecism, noun
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Grecism

[gree-siz-uhm]
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:
1560–70; < Medieval Latin Graecismus, equivalent to Latin Graec(us) Greek + -ismus -ism

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Graecism or esp (US) Grecism (ˈɡriːsɪzəm)
 
n
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 or esp (US) Grecism
 
n

Graecize, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize (ˈɡriːsaɪz)
 
vb
another word for Hellenize
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]
 
Graecise, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]
 
Grecize, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]

Grecism (ˈɡriːˌsɪzəm)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecism

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