Definition of hendiadys in English:

hendiadys

Line breaks: hen|dia¦dys
Pronunciation: /hɛnˈdʌɪədɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The expression of a single idea by two words connected with ‘and’, e.g. nice and warm, when one could be used to modify the other, as in nicely warm.
More example sentences
  • The lyrical grandeur of his language covers every known figure of speech from metaphor to simile, hyperbole to hendiadys.
  • The alignment of grace and truth is what we see at the end of the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel, and that, itself, I take as a Hebrew hendiadys.
  • That, in our submission, should be treated as an hendiadys.

Origin

late 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek hen dia duoin 'one thing by two'.

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