syntheton  syntheton
 sin'-the-ton from Gk. syn, "together" and tithenai, "to place"

When by convention two words are joined by a conjunction for emphasis.
  Bread and wine.

God and man.

Related Figures

  • hendiadys
    Expressing a single idea by two nouns instead of a noun and its qualifier. Hendiadys differs from syntheton in that only one idea is meant by the conjoined nouns.
  Sources: Bullinger 442 ("syntheton," "combination")

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