hapax legomenon


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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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To find as many different versions of the manifesto as possible, I chose an unusual keyphrase, called a "(https://mentalfloss.com/article/27617/elusive-hapax-legomenon) hapax legomenon " in computational linguistics: a set of words that would only be found in the manifesto and nowhere else.
Si tratta di un hapax legomenon. Invece troviamo il secondo due volte, nella poesia riproposta sulla quarta di copertina dalla sezione Rovine, trombe, quando (23), e nella poesia (125) che citeremo tra poco.
Dicho al modo de los linguistas: no solo es un oximoron sino tambien un hapax, un hapax legomenon, <<dicho una sola vez>> (17).
Fleishman also points out that the reference to Jerusalem's destruction as "consumed by fire" (a hapax legomenon) may be a purposeful way of telling the king that fire, sacred to Zoroastrians, had been wrongfully utilized, and hence the city's walls must be rebuilt.
Tonallapohualli es un hapax legomenon, es decir una palabra que solo aparece una vez en una sola fuente: Castillo, Historia de venida de los mexicanos, p.
(5) Concerning havnim, there is consensus among Cohen, Greenberg and JPS that havnim is a hapax legomenon, referring to ebony.
Beyond its dis legomenon (two appearances) in Inferno 11, and its hapax legomenon (single appearance) in Inferno 12 and 29, the word violenza seems to have exhausted its impact as a word to denote general categories of malice and injustice, since, hereafter in the Commedia, violenza will not appear again until Paradiso, when it takes on a whole new significance.
Furthermore, neither in 3: 28 nor in 5: 6 and 6: 15 shall we find the concept of Israel tou Theou, which otherwise is a hapax legomenon [lit.
He won legions of fans as he took just three seconds to name "hapax legomenon" as the ancient Greek term for an expression found only once in literature.
Onions's interpretation of alod in line 56 as the adjective 'wasted, dissipated, destroyed' (deriving its meaning from ON afloga 'worn out, useless' and its form from ON afloa 'weatherworn, worn thin') (2) seems to have gained general acceptance, (3) despite the fact that the word thus glossed is a hapax legomenon, (4) and that it entails an awkward ellipsis of the relative pronoun (an "asyndetic relative clause") and "the northern syntax of is":
(28) Upravo se u tom znacenju naziv hapaks (hapax legomenon) pojavljuje jos u 17.
Of particular note is Statius' matronymic, Atalantiades, (111) a curious hapax legomenon. While Euripides and Sophocles refer to Parthenopaeus as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], (112) the compound Atalantiades is only found in Statius' Thebaid.