Talk:legomena hápax

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Proof of usage[edit]

I haven't found any evidence of the use of this word. What is commonly used in Spanish is hápax or the Greek/English hapax legomena. It would be useful to add a proof of usage. --Isa2012 (talk) 16:40, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

The contributor of this entry is notorious for contributing lots of dubious Spanish entries, so it wouldn't surprise me if this was wrong. I've posted it at Requests for verification, which is the correct procedure for such cases. If no one can find enough valid examples of usage, it will be deleted. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:25, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! --Isa2012 (talk) 23:40, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

RFV discussion: June 2013[edit]

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legomena hápax

Isa2012 (talkcontribs) has challenged this Luciferwildcat entry with a comment on its talk page:

  • I haven't found any evidence of the use of this word. What is commonly used in Spanish is hápax or the Greek/English hapax legomena. It would be useful to add a proof of usage.

My first impression is that this is a misanalysis of a phrase borrowed whole from Ancient Greek as an English adjective modifying an English noun, which he converted to Spanish by reversing the word order and adding an accent to hapax. I haven't done any checking on this, so I could very well be wrong. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:16, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

We should consider speeding it. No Google Books hits, no Google Groups hits, no Google Search hits that aren’t Wiktionary clones and it was created by someone who was obsessed with adding words he made up. Furthermore, it is hápax legómenon in Spanish. — Ungoliant (Falai) 15:43, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Maybe we should just move it to the correct Spanish spelling, and change to show the correct plural (whatever it is). Chuck Entz (talk) 16:45, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. — Ungoliant (Falai) 17:25, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
And stricken. Chuck Entz (talk) 17:52, 14 June 2013 (UTC)