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 culture, or an imitation of that style etc

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