Solecism

(3 syl.). Misapplication of words; an expression opposed to the laws of syntax; so called from the city of Soli, in Cilicia, where an Athenian colony settled, and forgot the purity of their native language.

(Suidas.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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