Definition of Graecism in English:


Line breaks: Grae¦cism
Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːsɪz(ə)m
, ˈɡrʌɪ-/
(also Grecism)


1A Greek idiom or grammatical feature, especially as imitated in another language.
1.1 [mass noun] The 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).



(also Graecise) verb
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  • Charles Kingsley, while also noting the often ‘bizarre’ roughness, applauded Clough for ‘not Graecizing or Germanizing his English, as most hexameter writers have to do’ but rather ‘Anglicizing the metre’.

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