PRONUNCIATION: (hen-DY-uh-dis)

MEANING: noun: A figure of speech in which two words joined by a conjunction are used to convey a single idea instead of using a word and its modifier.
Example: "pleasant and warm" instead of "pleasantly warm"

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin hendiadys, from Greek hen dia duoin (one by two). Earliest documented use: 1589.


HEN DIARYS - what we used to call gossipers' blogs

HENDI ANDYS - Jack-of-All-Trades