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    From HenHanna@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 30 12:35:10 2024
    XPost: sci.lang, alt.usage.english

    What is it called when a word is only used once in the Bible?

    Modern scholars too have been impressed with such
    words in the Bible. They call them hapax legomena (singular, hapax
    legomenon, which means “once said” in Greek). The term was first used
    by pre-Christian Greeks to identify rare words in their own classic


    Wodehouse and Lewis Carroll frequently coined novel words.

    Indexy, below, appears to be an example of this.

    Flother, as a synonym for snowflake, is a hapax legomenon of written
    English found in a manuscript entitled The XI Pains of Hell ( c. 1275).

    --------- i'm not familiar with Wodehouse ... oh... P. G. Wodehouse

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