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Hapax legomenon: Quiz


Question 1: Autoguos (αυτογυος), an ancient Greek word for a sort of plough, is found once (and exclusively) in ________: the precise meaning remaining obscure.
HomerAncient GreeceHesiodDemosthenes

Question 2: Gvina (גבינה - cheese) is a hapax legomenon of ________, found only in Job 10:10.
Hebrew languageMishnaic HebrewSamaritan Hebrew languageBiblical Hebrew

Question 3: However, it seems unlikely that forgers much before the ________ would have thought of such a ploy, much less thought it worth the effort.
21st century19th century20th century20th century events

Question 4: Lilith (לילית) occurs once in the Hebrew Bible, in Isaiah 34:14, which describes the desolation of ________.

Question 5: Trasumanar is another hapax legomenon mentioned in Dante's ________ (Paradise I, 70, translated as "Passing beyond the human" by Mandelbaum).
Divine ComedyInferno (Dante)PurgatorioParadiso (Dante)

Question 6: Panaorios (παναωριος), ancient Greek for "very untimely", is one of many hapax legomena of the ________.
AchillesOdysseusTrojan WarIliad

Question 7: Honorificabilitudinitatibus is a hapax legomenon of ________'s works.
Shakespeare's lifeHamletWilliam ShakespeareShakespeare authorship question

Question 8: Mnemosynus, presumably meaning a keepsake or aide-memoire, only appears in Poem 12 of ________' Carmina.
Catullus 12Catullus 16Catullus 64Catullus

Question 9: zanǧabīl (زَنْجَبِيل - ________) is a Qurʾānic hapax (Q 76:17).

Question 10: Slæpwerigne occurs exactly once in the ________ corpus, in the Exeter Book.
Great Vowel ShiftMiddle High GermanOld EnglishMiddle English


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