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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·is′tic (-ĭs′tĭk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||archaist - a person who archaizes|
|2.||archaist - an expert or collector of antiquities|
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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