atticism

[ at-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈæt əˌsɪz əm /

noun (often initial capital letter)

the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.

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Origin of atticism

First recorded in 1605–15, atticism is from the Greek word Attikismós a siding with Athens, an Attic expression. See Attic, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM atticism

at·ti·cist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for atticism

Atticism
/ (ˈætɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
an elegant, simple, and clear expression

Derived forms of Atticism

Atticist, noun
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