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archaism

an archaic word, expression, style, etc.
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Grant and Douglas Moffat, `La3amon's archaistic use of the verbal prefix to-', in Text and Tradition, ed.
16) A remarkably similar combination of tendencies is found elsewhere in Caligula in a different hand: its copy of Lazamon's Brut shows archaistic inclinations, (17) but the overall orthography is "very variable as though the system had not yet settled into a coherent form" (Laing 1993: 70).
Sometimes the singing parts layer up and the originally consecutive parts of the text are sung together, but otherwise practically nothing that would at first sight deviate from the translation of the text into vocal declamation in a routine and even banally archaistic way (frequent fifth doubling, diatonics).