archaism
Definition - An antiquated word or expression.

Example -
Forsooth! Zounds!

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek arkhaismos, which in turn derives from arkhaizein, to copy the ancients (in language, etc.).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation in this sense is from 1748:
"I shall never use archaisms, as Milton."
(Watts (J.))



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