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ar·cha·ism

 (är′kē-ĭz′əm, -kā-)
n.
1. An archaic word, phrase, idiom, or other expression.
2. An archaic style, quality, or usage.

[New Latin archaeismus, from Greek arkhaismos, from arkhaios, ancient; see archaic.]

ar′cha·ist n.
ar′cha·is′tic (-ĭs′tĭk) adj.

archaism

(ˈɑːkɪˌɪzəm; -keɪ-)
n
1. the adoption or imitation of something archaic, such as a word or an artistic or literary style
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an archaic word, expression, style, etc
[C17: from New Latin archaismus, from Greek arkhaïsmos, from arkhaizein to model one's style upon that of ancient writers; see archaic]
ˈarchaist n
ˌarchaˈistic adj

ar•cha•ism

(ˈɑr kiˌɪz əm, -keɪ-)

n.
1. an archaic verbal usage.
2. the use of archaic style or language.
3. the survival or presence of something from the past.
[1635–45; < New Latin, Latin archaismus < Greek archaïsmós. See archaic, -ism]
ar′cha•ist, n.
ar`cha•is′tic, adj.
ar′cha•ize`, v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.

archaism

a taste for and imitation of earlier styles, a recurrent phenomenon since ancient times based on the premise that earlier works were somehow purer and simpler. Cf. primitivism.
See also: Art
an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, etc. Also archaicism.archaist, n.archaic, adj.
See also: Past
an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, or actions, especially those of one’s ancestors. Also archaicism. — archaist, n. — archaistic, adj.
See also: Ancestors
the deliberate use, for effect, of old-fashioned terminology in literature.
See also: Language Style
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archaism - the use of an archaic expression
ambages - (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
palfrey - especially a light saddle horse for a woman
gildhall - the meeting place of a medieval guild
hold - a stronghold
pibgorn, stockhorn, hornpipe - an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone
complexion - (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
sooth - truth or reality; "in sooth"
muchness - greatness of quantity or measure or extent
fardel - a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
alienism - an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
the halt - (archaic) lame persons collectively; "the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind"--Luke 14:21
Negress - a Black woman or girl
colored, colored person - a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
mulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parent
quadroon - an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
octoroon - an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
caitiff - a cowardly and despicable person
simple - any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
meed - a fitting reward
bosom - the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
air - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
fire - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
earth - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
ether, quintessence - the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
water - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
menstruum - (archaic) a solvent
control - verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
compass - bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
commodious, convenient - large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense); "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions"
horary - relating to the hours; "the horary cycle"
meretricious - like or relating to a prostitute; "meretricious relationships"
apopemptic - addressed to one who is departing; "apopemptic hymns"
scriptural - written or relating to writing
empiric, empirical - relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
hence - from this place; "get thee hence!"
away, forth, off - from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach"
privily - confidentially or in secret; "told her friend privily that she was planning to be married"
brotherly - (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner
mellow, mellowly - (obsolete) in a mellow manner
by chance, perchance - through chance, "To sleep, perchance to dream.."
verily - in truth; certainly; "I verily think so"; "trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed"- Ps 37:3
imperativeness, instancy - the quality of being insistent; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
Translations

archaism

[ˈɑːkeɪɪzəm] Narcaísmo m

archaism

archaism

[ˈɑːkeɪɪzm] narcaismo
References in classic literature ?
The style in which it was written was that curious jewelled style, vivid and obscure at once, full of argot and of archaisms, of technical expressions and of elaborate paraphrases, that characterizes the work of some of the finest artists of the French school of Symbolistes.
In the case of Othello, the task was easier and the result makes it evident, while the mythological nature of Zaboj, Slavoj and Ludek, based on the Manuscript of Dvur Kralove, constrained him and led to archaisms, with the story's fragmentation reflecting in the disparate form.
Of the five essays in the section focused on Dunsany's fiction, Angelee Sailer Anderson's analysis of Dunsany's style reminds readers why Dunsany's short stories can be such fun to read-they are replete with archaisms, poetic techniques, and humor (114) that enrich his storytelling capacity.
Olsen's poems share many of the characteristic features of the language of the Cambridge School: paucity of articles; extensive catechresis; juxtaposition of various registers of speech, from jargon and archaisms to demotic syntagms; ambiguity as to what modifies what; nominalization of verbs and verbalization of nouns.
Although Robert Ross silently corrected some remaining translation blunders in reissued versions, the Douglas-Wilde translation still contains sophomoric syntax and archaisms, gratuitously theeing and thouing all over the place, features that may alienate today's audiences.
Peer-reviewed and selected, 12 papers consider such topics as obscure versus transparent cognates in linguistic reconstructions, the sources of relative clauses, concerning myself, markers of the spirit world in Oceanic languages, the smuggled budgie as a case study study of an Australian loanblend, and archaisms in placenames in Arabana-Wangkangurru country.
Gone the ponderous nominal abstractions ("drunkenness"), moralisms ("must incline"), pedanticisms ("so to do"), and archaisms ("all our cares repair").
His poetic language admits archaisms and he also uses neologisms.
And that is perhaps the point: the archaisms may be an attempt to imbue the poem with something of the habitual style that the Quarterly Review had in 1882 praised in the King James Version, when it claimed-in the heat of arguments over revision-that the 1611 text was "bound up with all our purest aspirations; part and parcel of whatever there is of good about us: fraught with men's hopes.
Archaisms may be defined as linguistic forms that used to be common but then went out of fashion.
The asymmetrical relationship between solo and sidekick worked out perfectly: The two artists' standpoints, both of which involve archaisms and allusions to the natural world, differ enough to cross-pollinate without crowding.
Summary: Casablanca - Morocco, a country of tolerance and pluralism, is a place resisting all archaisms and regressions, King's Advisor Andre Azoulay said on Friday in Casablanca.