Words at Play : Top 10 Words with Bizarre Meanings

#9: Hapax Legomenon

Definition:

a word or form occurring only once in a document or collection of writings

About the Word:

As obscure as this concept may seem to be, hapax legomenon (from the Greek "something said only once") has proven quite useful to biblical scholars and those studying ancient writings. Each hapax legomenon is especially difficult to interpret because contextual clues are, by definition, limited.

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