something archaic, as a word or expression.
the use of what is archaic, as in literature or art:
The archaism of the novelist’s style provided a sense of the period.
the survival or presence of something from the past:
The art of letter writing is becoming an archaism.
Rhythm was avoided by Caesar who was an Atticist, and by Sallust who was an archaist.
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the adoption or imitation of something archaic, such as a word or an artistic or literary style
an archaic word, expression, style, etc
1640s, “retention of what is old and obsolete,” from Modern Latin archaismus, from Greek arkhaismos, from arkhaizein “to copy the ancients” (in language, etc.); see archaic. Meaning “an archaic word or expression” is from c.1748.
something archaic, as a word or expression. the use of what is archaic, as in literature or art: The archaism of the novelist’s style provided a sense of the period. the survival or presence of something from the past: The art of letter writing is becoming an archaism. Historical Examples In the same sense we […]
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Theology. a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God. Compare (def 1). (def 1). Historical Examples Perhaps that steep of light is the dwelling-place of angels cherubic, seraphic, archangelic. New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage After his defeat, what can be more impressive than […]
. Historical Examples Several others had been previously in the possession of archbp. Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867 William Dunn Macray Court September 28, 1634, Our pleasure is to have these followed rather than the former, unless the archbp. Three Centuries of a City Library George A. Stephen There are also […]