atticism: concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like. the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language. attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
Quote: When discussing her Project, April liked to dwell on the eldritch twentieth-century correlation between women's hemlines and the stock market. Bruce Sterling, Heavy Weather, 1994 Origin: Eldritch is of uncertain origin, but the earlier elrich is equivalent to the Old English el- meaning "foreign, strange, uncanny" and rīce meaning "kingdom"; hence “of a strange country, pertaining to the Otherworld.”