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HENDIADYS, the name adopted from the Gr. tv dia 8vo1i> (" one by means of two ") for a rhetorical figure, in which two words connected by a copulative conjunction are used of a single idea; usually the figure takes the form of two substantives instead of a substantive and adjective, as in the classical example pateris libamus et auro (Virgil, Ceorgics, ii. 192), " we pour libations in cups and gold " for " cups of gold."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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