adynaton

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀδυνατον (adunaton, an impossibility, impracticality), from α- (a-, without) + δύναμαι (dúnamai, I am powerful, I am able)

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adynaton (plural adynata or adynatons)

  1. (rhetoric) A form of hyperbole that uses exaggeration so magnified as to express impossibility

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