hendiadys(redirected from Two for one)
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A figure of speech in which two words connected by a conjunction are used to express a single notion that would normally be expressed by an adjective and a substantive, such as grace and favor instead of gracious favor.
(Rhetoric) a rhetorical device by which two nouns joined by a conjunction, usually and, are used instead of a noun and a modifier, as in to run with fear and haste instead of to run with fearful haste
[C16: from Medieval Latin, changed from Greek phrase hen dia duoin, literally: one through two]
hen•di•a•dys(hɛnˈdaɪ ə dɪs)
a figure of speech in which an idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and instead of a noun and modifier, as in to look with eyes and envyinstead of to look with envious eyes.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin; alter. of Greek phrase hèn dià dyoîn one through two, one by means of two]
a rhetorical device in which a complex idea is expressed by two substantives joined by a conjunction instead of by a substantive qualified by an adjective.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
The use of two nouns joined by a conjunction instead of one noun and an adjective, such as in “in spite and hatred“ rather than ”in spiteful hatred.”