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Grecism

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

Definition of Grecism in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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