hapax legomenon

noun ha·pax le·go·me·non \ˌha-ˌpaks-li-ˈgä-mə-ˌnän, ˌhä-ˌpäks-, -nən\

Definition of hapax legomenon


hapax legomena

play \ˌha-ˌpaks-li-ˈgä-mə-nə, ˌhä-ˌpäks-\
  1. :  a word or form occurring only once in a document or corpus

Origin and Etymology of hapax legomenon

Greek, something said only once

First Known Use: 1692

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