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archaism

ar·cha·ism

archaism

pronunciation:
ar keI ih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something archaic, such as a word or expression.
definition 2: an archaic usage.
derivations: archaistic (adj.), archaist (n.)
Word Parts
The word archaism contains the following parts:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto
 
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.