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HENDIADYS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 268 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENDIADYS, the name adopted from the Gr. i'v &d beoiv (" one by means of two ") for a rhetorical figure, in which two words connected by a copulative conjunction are used of a single idea; usually the figure takes the form of two substantives instead of a substantive and adjective, as in the classical example pateris libamus et auro (Virgil, Georgics, ii.. 192), " we pour libations in cups and gold " for " cups of gold."
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