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hendiadys (plural hendiadyses)
- (rhetoric) A figure of speech used for emphasis, where two words joined by and are used to express a single complex idea.
- Coordinate term: hendiatris
- 1984, Wilfred G. E. Watson, Classical Hebrew Poetry, A&C Black, →ISBN, page 327:
- Some examples of hendiadys comprise two words in the bound state; others, two words in appositional hendiadys. It would seem that certain cases of appositional hendiadys are closely related to wordpairs (see WORD-PAIRS, BREAK-UP), though which way the development proceeded is far from certain.
figure of speech
hendiadys m (plural hendiadys)