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archaic

Pronunciation: /ɑːrˈkeɪɪk; ɑːˈkeɪɪk/

Translation of archaic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Archaeol] arcaico
    Example sentences
    • Schaps, however, underestimates the market orientation of Greek agriculture in the later archaic period.
    • This city was settled by Phoenicians in the archaic period and it challenged the rising Roman Republic in three wars culminating in its own destruction in the second century B.C.E.
    • Concerning the archaic period, Reed admits that he is engaging in ‘cautious guesswork’.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [word/use] arcaico; [style] arcaizante
    Example sentences
    • They may have translated the archaic terms into scientific-sounding language, but it's the same old vitalism, dressed up as quantum physics.
    • Because they are short or perceived as popular, certain archaic words survive in newspaper usage: agog, foe, hustings, scribe, slay.
    • Elevation is lent to his language by archaic and poetic words and an admixture of neologisms, while his extensive use of metaphor more closely resembles poetic than prose usage.
    1.3 (antiquated) [custom/ideas] arcaico
    Example sentences
    • The company also plans to pay artists a higher royalty for songs downloaded online, while scrapping archaic methods for calculating Internet sales.
    • Director of the Scottish Tourist Forum, Ivan Broussine, warned that archaic attitudes were threatening the health of the tourist industry.
    • In short, the modernization of economic structures leads to a rise, rather than a decline, in archaic attitudes of mind.

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