phœnomenon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly influenced by confusion with terms such as phœnix or Phœnician.

Noun[edit]

phœnomenon (plural phœnomena)

  1. (hypercorrect) Obsolete form of phenomenon.
    • 1919, Theodore Schroeder, Constitutional Free Speech Defined and Defended in an Unfinished Argument in a Case of Blasphemy, page #141:
      Nay more ; that the construction employed to justify the ‘Sedition Act,’ would exhibit a phœnomenon without a parrallel in the political world.