noun Date: 1570 1. a Greek idiom 2. a quality or style imitative of Greek art or culture

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  • grecism — GRECÍSM, grecisme, s.n. Cuvânt, expresie sau construcţie care au fost împrumutate din limba greacă, fără a fi fost asimilate. ♦ Influenţa limbii (şi culturii) greceşti asupra altei limbi (şi culturi). – Din fr. grécisme. Trimis de gall,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Grecism — Gre cism, n. [Cf. F. gr[ e]cisme.] An idiom of the Greek language; a Hellenism. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grecism — [grē′siz΄əm] n. [Fr grécisme < ML Graecismus < L Graeci, the Greeks] 1. a) a word, phrase, grammatical construction, etc. originating in or peculiar to Classical Greek b) an imitation of this 2. the spirit of Greek culture 3. imitation of… …   English World dictionary

  • grecism — var. of GRAECISM. * * * Grecism, Grecize, Greco see Græc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grecism — /gree siz euhm/, n. 1. the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc. 2. adoption or imitation of this. 3. an idiom or peculiarity of Greek. Also, esp. Brit., Graecism. [1560 70; < ML Graecismus, equiv. to L Graec(us) GREEK + ismus ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Grecism — noun /ˈɡriːsɪzəm/ a) a word or idiom of the Greek language used in another language, especially for literary effect b) the style, spirit or other characteristics of Greek arts and …   Wiktionary

  • Grecism — n. Greek style; idiom of the Greek language used in another language; Greek characteristics or spirit (as related to Greek arts, culture, architecture and philosophy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Grecism — noun variant spelling of Graecism …   English new terms dictionary

  • grecism — n. Greekism, Hellenism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • grecism — gre·cism …   English syllables

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