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hendiadys

[hen-dahy-uh-dis] /hɛnˈdaɪ ə dɪs/
noun, Rhetoric
1.
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 envious eyes.”.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin; alteration of Greek phrase hèn dià dyoîn one through two, one by means of two
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hendiadys

/hɛnˈdaɪədɪs/
noun
1.
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 haste instead of to run with fearful haste
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin, changed from Greek phrase hen dia duoin, literally: one through two
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Word Origin and History for 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 duoin "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.

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