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ha·pax le·go·me·non

 (hā′păks′ lĭ-gŏm′ə-nŏn′)
n. pl. ha·pax le·go·me·na (-nə)
A word or form that occurs only once in the recorded corpus of a given language.

[Greek : hapax, once + legomenon, neuter sing. passive participle of legein, to count, say.]

hapax legomenon

(ˈhæpæks ləˈɡɒmɪˌnɒn)
n, pl hapax legomena (ləˈɡɒmɪnə)
(Linguistics) another term for nonce word
[Greek: thing said only once]

hap•ax le•go•me•non

(ˈhæp æks lɪˈgɒm əˌnɒn, ˈheɪ pæks)

n., pl. hapax le•go•me•na (lɪˈgɒm ə nə)
a word or phrase that appears only once in a text, the works of an author, or the written record of a language.
[1880–85; < Greek hápax legómenon (thing) once said]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hapax legomenon - a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Additionally, Ezekiel incorporated more than thirty hapax legomena in his work.
Theophylact has created many new words, all marked as hapax legomena in Carl de Boor's Index nominum (Olajos 1990-1992, 185).
Se pueden identificar tambien cuales palabras en un corpus son de frecuencia 1; a estas formas se les llama hapax legomena (palabras que ocurren solamente 1 vez en un texto).
The present review therefore endeavors primarily to highlight and discuss hapax legomena, rare and problematic Hittite word forms from these fragments which will be useful for future lexical studies.
Statistical analysis, in the present case, includes hapax legomena and dis legomena.
The fact that the Erotes has hapax legomena (words occurring only once) is not relevant; other Lucianic works contain them--in fact, such words are very [numerous.
Es sumamente amplio el requisito de que para ser registrada una voz en el diccionario basta "haberse empleado alguna vez en Chile" Asi entran hapax legomena y creaciones ocasionales y efimeras que no se han consolidado y tal vez jamas las usaremos: rotopower, exequial, hormiguil, financierista, computocracia, pokelais, porencimista .
For Baayen, productivity is defined as the quotient of the number of hapax legomena n1 with a given affix and the total number of tokens N of all words with that affix, as is shown by figure 2:
To frame this overview exhibition, which samples eighteen of Welling's heterogeneous bodies of work, the artist seized on another concept: hapax legomena.
Homeric Hapax Legomena in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius.
Dessa forma, tambem os casos de hapax legomena nao representam um problema para a analise, ja que um mesmo substantivo pode fazer parte de diversos compostos NN.