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- n. A person who studies archaic things; an antiquary
- n. A person who uses archaisms in language
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Am antiquary.
- n. One who uses archaisms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An antiquary; an archæologist.
- n. One who makes use of archaisms in art or in literary expression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who archaizes
- n. an expert or collector of antiquities
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Archaism is, no doubt, very seductive to the archaist.
The judicious archaist, as we have said, will abstain from palpable modernisms, especially from modern slang.
Tannahill's poems, and those later than him, except where pedantically archaist, like many of Motherwell's, are an improvement on Burns: namely, in the more easy and complete interfusion of the two dialects, the Norse Scotch and the Romanesque English, which
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