archaism

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Etymology[edit]

17th Century, from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀρχαϊσμός (arkhaïsmós, an antiquated phrase or style), from ἀρχαίζειν (arkhaízein, to model one's style upon that of ancient writers), from ἀρχαῖος (arkhaîos, old, ancient), from ἀρχή (arkhḗ, beginning), from ἄρχω (árkhō, I begin).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː(ɹ)keɪˌɪzəm/, /ˈɑː(ɹ)kiˌɪzəm/

Noun[edit]

archaism (plural archaisms)

  1. The adoption or imitation of archaic words or style.
  2. An archaic word, style, etc.

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