Etymology
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hendiadys (n.)

1580s, figure of speech in which two nouns joined by and are used in place of a noun and an adjective; from Medieval Latin alteration of Greek hen dia dyoin "one (thing) by means of two." If this term was used by Greek grammarians it is no longer found in their writings, but it is frequent among Latin writers.

updated on July 01, 2015

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Definitions of hendiadys from WordNet

hendiadys (n.)
use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier;
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