Examples from the Web for archaism
The effort has been made to give a decided flavor of archaism to the translation.Beowulf|Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]
We find none of the marks of inexperience and archaism which are so conspicuous in the statues of Sepa and Nesa.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
His style is by no means destitute of archaism, but it is clear, fluent, and agreeable.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
As it existed in Germany it has been condemned to extinction by reason of its archaism.My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium
The shuttle is certainly an archaism, whatever the good wife may be.
British Dictionary definitions for archaism
Word Origin for archaism
Word Origin and History for archaism
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.