Definition of hendiadys noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//henˈdaɪədɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//henˈdaɪədɪs//
[uncountable] (grammar)
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the use of two words joined with ‘and’ to express a single idea, for example ‘nice and warm’ Word Originlate 16th cent.: via medieval Latin from Greek hen dia duoin ‘one thing by two’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hendiadys