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[mass noun] 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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The lyrical grandeur of his language covers every known figure of speech from metaphor to simile, hyperbole to 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.
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