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hapax legomenon


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word or form that occurs only once in the recorded corpus of a given language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A word occurring only once in a given corpus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion


Greek : hapax, once + legomenon, neuter sing. passive participle of legein, to count, say.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἅπαξ λεγόμενον ("(something) said only once"). (Wiktionary)


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