Grecism

noun
Gre·​cism | \ ˈgrē-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Grecism (audio) \

Definition of Grecism

1 : a Greek idiom
2 : a quality or style imitative of Greek art or culture

First Known Use of Grecism

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grecism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Grecism. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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