### archaic

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archaic
archaic: see archives
1810, from or by influence of French archaique (1776), ultimately from Greek arkhaikos "old-fashioned," from arkhaios "ancient," from arkhe "beginning" (see archon). Archaical is attested from 1799.
1. And nothing was so irritating as the confident way he used archaic idiom.

2. Archaic practices such as these are usually put forward by people of limited outlook.

3. The company does some things in archaic ways, such as not using computers for bookkeeping.

4. In fact, the rules were as unrealistic as they were archaic.

5. In practice the rules were as unrealistic as they were archaic.