Grecism


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Gre·cism

 (grē′sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The style or spirit of Greek culture, art, or thought.
2. The imitation of aspects of Greek culture, art, or thought.
3. An idiom of the Greek language.

Grecism

(ˈɡriːˌsɪzəm)
n
(Art Terms) a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecism

Gre•cism

(ˈgri sɪz əm)

n.
1. the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc.
2. an idiom or peculiarity of Greek.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin]

Grecism, Graecism

1. the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc., and the adoption or imitation of this spirit.
2. anything typical of Greek language, art, thought, etc.
See also: Greece and Greeks
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22) The word chirographum in the request to the king for a royal seal (chyrographo [sic] munita "fortified in handwriting"[3]) is not an ornamental grecism but an expression common in classical Latin for a handwritten pledge or authentication.
So the book, declaring itself a witness to the `extraordinary cultural dynamism of Western Grecism in its osmotic relationship with the Italic environment', gathers in the best of several decades of archaeological, historical, and philological research.
2 the words laborum segnes are both conjectural (laborum is from Lipsius, segnes from Mercerius; the Mediceus reads aliorum insignes, clearly corrupt) and perhaps not a reliable parallel for that reason; but if they are accepted, the genitive construction here is clearly a Grecism, imitating the genitive found after [Greek Text Omitted]a[Rho][Gamma]os (cf.