- n. informal Abbreviation of hapax legomenon.
“The term hapax legomenon), and could mean a lost species of tree, an antediluvian composite, or a lost art of producing wood for shipbuilding.”
“In fact, the phrase pledge allegiance is what linguists call a hapax legomenon, or hapax for short an expression that only occurs in a single place in the language, like wardrobe malfunction, Corinthian leather, or satisfactual.”
“A hapax was a word that only ever appeared once - in a language or a body of writing.”
“An exhaustive search of databases and legal tomes reveals that we have here what the Greeks called a hapax legomenon—a word of which only one use is recorded in all literature.”
“This qualifies as what biblical exegetes call a hapax legomenon, the only known use in print, which makes it difficult to define.”
“In fact, "pledge allegiance" is what linguists call a hapax legomenon, or hapax for short - an expression that only occurs in a single place in the language, like wardrobe malfunction, Corinthian leather or satisfactual.”
“You can take this wherever you like, because under God is another hapax legomenon that doesn't occur anywhere else in modern English.”
“Really, the whole pledge is just one big hapax legomenon, a string of syllables that only comes to life in classrooms and school assemblies.”
“The key term in Andreas is that beauty of a hapax legomenon, sylf-ætan.”
“The word muifu is a hapax and, in my view, doesn't even look like a properly shaped word.”
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