hendiadys

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin, from Ancient Greek ἑv (hev), stem of ἑις (heis, one) + διά (diá, through) + δυοίν (duoín, two)

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Noun[edit]

hendiadys (plural hendiadyses)

  1. (rhetoric) a figure of speech used for emphasis, where two words joined by and are used to express a single complex idea.
Examples (rhetoric)

nice and warm (instead of nicely warm)

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