Definition of Hendiadys

1. Noun. Use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier.

Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device



Definition of Hendiadys

1. n. A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.

Definition of Hendiadys

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

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Definition of Hendiadys

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hendiadys

hende
hendeca-
hendecagon
hendecagonal
hendecagons
hendecahedron
hendecane
hendecanes
hendecanol
hendecasyllabic
hendecasyllable
hendecasyllables
hendecatoic
hended
hendersonite
hendiadys (current term)
hendiadyses
hendigo
hending
hendricksite
hends
hendy
heneicosane
heneicosanoic
heneicosanoic acid
heneicosanoyl
henen
henequen
henequens
henequin

Literary usage of Hendiadys

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1. A Grammar of the Idiom of the New Testament by Georg Benedikt Winer, Gottlieb Lünemann, Edward Masson, Joseph Henry Thayer (1877)
"a construction which, even though of the same genus with hendiadys, is of a different s¡>ecies. (Interpreters have wholly erred in wanting to find a ..."

2. A grammar of the Hebrew language by Samuel Lee (1832)
"This is generally termed hendiadys. Examples: DN1 TJ7 a city AND mother, ie a mother city, or metropolis, 2 Sam. xx. ..."

3. Hebrew Grammar with a Copious Syntax and a Praxis by Moses Stuart (1821)
"Gen. ii. 1, The heavens and the earth, and all DN3£ thehost of them ; ie the host of the heavens, viz. the stars. Com. Neh. is. 6. § 242. hendiadys. ..."

4. A Greek grammar to the New Testament, and to the common or Hellenic diction by William Trollope (1842)
"and the figure is called hendiadys (îv S»à oWv). Thus ive have in Luke xxi. 15, сто/ла. xal rocían, wise words, or words &/' wisdom. Acts i. ..."

5. The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology: As Represented in the by Charles Porterfield Krauth (1871)
"13, it is said that the expression " oxen and garlands," is a hendiadys, and means " garlanded oxen.'* We are not sure that it does; but if it does, ..."

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