hapax legomenon

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

Definition of hapax legomenon

plural

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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