hapax legomenon


ha·pax le·go·me·non

noun \ˌha-ˌpaks-li-ˈgä-mə-ˌnän, ˌhä-ˌpäks-, -nən\
plural hapax le·go·me·na \-nə\

Definition of HAPAX LEGOMENON

:  a word or form occurring only once in a document or corpus

Origin of HAPAX LEGOMENON

Greek, something said only once
First Known Use: 1882

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