Definition of Grecism in English:


Syllabification: Gre·cism
Pronunciation: /ˈgrēsizəm
(also chiefly British Graecism)


  • 1A Greek idiom or grammatical feature, especially as imitated in another language.
  • 1.1The Greek spirit, style, or mode of expression, especially as imitated in a work of art.


late 16th century: from French grécisme or medieval Latin Graecismus, from Graecus (see Greek).

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