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dvandva

[dvahn-dvah, dvuhn-dvuh] /ˈdvɑn dvɑ, ˈdvʌn dvə/
noun, Grammar
1.
a compound word neither element of which is subordinate to the other, as bittersweet, Anglo-Saxon.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Sanskrit, nasalized reduplication of dva two
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dvandva

/ˈdvɑːndvɑː/
noun
1.
a class of compound words consisting of two elements having a coordinate relationship as if connected by and
2.
a compound word of this type, such as Austro-Hungarian, tragicomic
Word Origin
from Sanskrit dvamdva a pair, from the reduplication of dvatwo
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