hapax legomenonha·pax le·go·me·non
Origin of hapax legomenonGr, (something) said only once
nounpl. ha·pax le·go·me·na
Origin of hapax legomenonGreek : hapax, once + legomenon, neuter sing. passive participle of legein, to count, say.
The corpus in question is generally implied by context. Commonly it will be one of:
- A known corpus of a given language
- The works of a given author
- A particular work
- A book of the Bible
- dis legomenon
- tris legomenon
From Ancient Greek ἅπαξ λεγόμενον (hapaks legomenon, “(something) said only once”), from ἅπαξ (hapaks, “once”) and λεγόμενον (legomenon), passive participle of λέγω (legō).