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hendiadys

Definition:

use of 2 conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

hendiadyses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

figure of speech in which two nouns joined by and are used in place of a noun...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Hendiadys

a figure of speech used for emphasis -- "The substitution of a conjunction for a subordination". The basic idea is to use two words linked by the conjunction "and" instead of the one modifying the other. English names for hendiadys include two for one... (43 of 596 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

hendiadys

a rhetorical device by which two nouns joined by a conjunction, usually "and", are used instead of a noun and a modifier, as in "to run with fear and ... (29 of 286 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hendiadys

American Heritage Dictionary:

hendiadys

A figure of speech in which two words connected by a conjunction are used to express a single notion that would normally be expressed by an adjective ... (27 of 78 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hendiadys

Oxford Dictionary:

hendiadys

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 (29 of 64 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hendiadys

Merriam-Webster:

hendiadys

the expression of an idea by the use of usually two independent words connected by and (as nice and warm) instead of the usual combination of ... (26 of 60 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hendiadys

New World Dictionary:

hendiadys

a figure of speech in which two nouns joined by and are used instead of a noun and a modifier (Ex.: deceit and words for deceitful words) (27 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hendiadys

Random House Dictionary:

hendiadys [rhetoric]

a figure in which a complex idea is expressed by two words connected by a copulative conjunction: "to look with eyes and envy" instead of "with ... (26 of 34 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hendiadys

Wiktionary:

hendiadys [rhetoric] | hendiadyses [plural]

a figure of speech used for emphasis, where two words joined by and are used to express a single complex idea. (21 of 26 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hendiadys

Encarta Dictionary:

hendiadys

a literary device expressing an idea by means of two words linked by "and," instead of a grammatically more complex form such as an adverb qualifying ... (26 of 73 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617453​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

hendiadys

First use: 1580s

Origin: 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 ... (28 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=hendiadys

American Heritage Dictionary:

hendiadys

Origin: Late Latin, from Greek hen dia duoin, one by means of two: hen, neuter of heis, one; see sem- [entry 1] in ... (22 of 36 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

hendiadys [rhetoric] | hendiadyses [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin, from Ancient Greek ἑv (hen), stem of ἑις (heis, "one") + διά (dia, "through") + δυοίν (dyoin, "two")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hendiadys

Collins Dictionary:

hendiadys

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin, changed from Greek phrase hen dia duoin, literally: one through two

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Merriam-Webster:

hendiadys

First use: about 1577

Origin: Late Latin hendiadys, hendiadyoin, modification of Greek hen dia dyoin, literally, one through two

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hendiadys

Oxford Dictionary:

hendiadys

First use: late 16th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Greek hen dia duoin "one thing by two"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hendiadys

New World Dictionary:

hendiadys

Origin: Medieval Latin from Greek phrase hen dia dyoin, one (thing) by means of two

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hendiadys

Encarta Dictionary:

hendiadys

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Greek hen dia duoin "one through two"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617453​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hendiadys

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hendiadys"

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the Free Dictionary:

hendiadys

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "hendiadys"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "hendiadys" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

hendiadys

Audio: English pronunciation of "hendiadys"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hendiadys

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hendiadys"

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YourDictionary Audio:

hendiadys

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hendiadys" by speech synthesizer

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