late 16th century: from French grécisme or medieval Latin Graecismus, from Graecus (see Greek).
Graecize (also Graecise)
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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’.
Definition of Graecism in:
- The US English dictionary