Hendiadys | Hendiadys Meaning, Definition, Examples, Illustration

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Hendiadys | Hendiadys Meaning, Definition, Examples, Illustration

Hendiadys Meaning

Hendiadys | Hendiadys Meaning, Definition, Examples, Illustration

Hendiadys | Hendiadys Meaning, Definition, Examples, Illustration

Hendiadys is a Greek word meaning ‘one thing by two’. In this figure of speech, two words (usually nouns) are joined by the conjunction ‘and’ in which one qualifies the other grammatically. Examples:

  1. His look drew ‘audience and attention’. (=attentive audience.)
  2. ‘Life and sufferance’. (= suffering life)
  3. The air was resonant with ‘joy and song’. (= joyous song)
  4. With joy and tidings fraught. (=joyous tidings)
  5. He came despite the rain and weather. (= rainy weather)
  6. ‘The cold and the wind’ blew down the hill. (= the cold wind)
  7. Whatever you ‘pray and ask’. (=ask and pray). 0 0 0.

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