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.
late 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek hen dia duoin 'one thing by two'.
Definition of hendiadys in:
- The US English dictionary