Definition of Grecism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēsizəm/
(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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Syllabification: Gre·cism

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