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Definition for: archaic

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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek αρχαικός ( archaikos ) "old-fashioned", from αρχαίος ( archaios ) "from the beginning, antiquated, ancient, old", from αρχή ( archê ) "beginning, origin, at first, anew, afresh", from άρχω ( archô ) "to be first".

Adjective

archaic (more archaic, most archaic)

  1. of or characterized by antiquity or archaism, antiquated, primitive, old-fashioned, as an archaic word or phrase
  2. (of words or language style): no longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity. See talk page.
    1898 Brann's compass of words, idioms and phrases harks back to the archaic and reaches forward to the futuristic. — William Cowper Brann, The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

Derived terms

  • archaically

Related terms

Translations

of or characterized by antiquity or archaism
  • Chinese: 古體, 古体; 古老
  • Dutch: archaïsch, archaïsche
  • Finnish: antiikkinen, vanhahtava
  • French: archaïque m/f
  • German: archaisch, veraltet
  • Greek
Whatever belongs to the Pre-Classical period: αρχαϊκός [ar.xa.i.ˈko̞s] m , αρχαϊκή [ar.xa.i.ˈci] f , αρχαϊκό [ar.xa.i.ˈko̞] n
Whatever reminds of the Pre-Classical period: αρχαΐζων [ar.xa.ˈi.zo̞n] m , αρχαΐζουσα [ar.xa.ˈi.zu.sa] f , αρχαΐζον [ar.xa.ˈi.zo̞n] n
  • Icelandic: gamaldags
  • Italian: arcaico m , arcaica f
  • Latin: archaicus m , archaica f
  • Japanese: 初期
  • Portuguese: arcaico m , arcaica f
  • Russian: архаичный m , архаичная f , архаичное n
  • Slovene: arhaični m , arhaična f , arhaično n
  • Spanish: arcaico m , arcaica f
  • Swedish: arkaisk, ålderdomlig
  • Turkish: antik

References

Other Translations for "archaic"

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Morse Codearchaic
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Pig Latinarchaicway

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