Friday, January 02, 2009

Atticism

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- 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.

- An expression characterized by conciseness and elegance.

Origin:
1605–15; Gk Attikism√≥s a siding with Athens, an Attic expression.

Dictionary.com. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc.

- A pure and refined style of expression in any language, originally the purest and most refined style of the ancient

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

- A witty or well-turned phrase

Merriam-Webster Online. 2 January 2009

- Its original simplicity meant that it remained universally comprehensible throughout the Greek world. This helped maintain vital cultural links across the Mediterranean and beyond.


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I like this word because I aspire to write in this style. Unfortunately, I get too wordy at times.

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