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.
In the same sense we find also Δαναοί, a name which later is used only in archaistic poetry.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
In sound and structure Mather’s style is what the critics call “archaistic.”
American Sketches Charles Whibley
From some such p. 163feeling came the Pre-Raphaelite movement of our own day and the archaistic movement of later Greek sculpture.
A Critic in Pall Mall Oscar Wilde
Many of these archaistic works are in various museums of art.
A History of Art for Beginners and Students Clara Erskine Clement
The language is crabbed, uncertain, archaistic—in no point displaying the incisive brevity of Machiavelli’s style.
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds
Racial and other causes removed him from any real affinity to the archaistic moralatarianism of Mr. Holman Hunt.
Masques & Phases Robert Ross
A large number of archaistic works appeared, imitated after the antique, as has already been mentioned.
History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
By the figure of Sappho is inscribed the beginning of her name, in letters of archaistic form.
Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times J. Henry Middleton
From some such feeling came the Pre-Raphaelite movement of our own day and the archaistic movement of later Greek sculpture.
Reviews Oscar Wilde
The style of this work, however, is conventional and archaistic, and we can scarcely regard it as typical of the master.
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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.
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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 […]
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