barbarism
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəɹɪz(ə)m/
  • (GA) enPR: bärʹbə-rĭz'm, IPA: /ˈbɑɹbəˈɹɪzm̩/
Noun

barbarism

  1. A barbaric act.
    These barbarisms can not be allowed to continue; they must be crushed or civilization will collapse.
  2. The condition of existing barbarically.
  3. A word hybridizing Ancient Greek and Latin or other heterogeneous roots.
  4. An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation.
    • 2002, Hyman, Bad Grammar in Context, New England Classical Journal, 29, p. 94-101
      In the jargon of the ancient grammarian, penacilin would be a barbarism.
Translations
  • German: Barbarei
  • Russian: ва́рварство
Translations
  • German: Barbarei
  • Russian: ва́рварство
Translations


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