Hapax legomenon. | Teen Ink

Hapax legomenon.

May 27, 2013
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments

One does not have much Nortelrye,
If forgotten words, they do not mourn with a sigh
And Slæpwerigne, pour over parchments old,
And find words once spoken, but still shining gold.
Like a Flother, no word is the same,
They are unique as a person’s name.
Intriguing artifacts of times long gone,
I search often for the Hapax legomenon.

The author's comments:
A hapax legomenon is a word that occurs only once within a context, either in the written record of an entire language, in the works of an author, or in a single text.
Nortleyrye means education.
Slæpwerigne means sleep weary.
Flother means snowflake.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 14 2013 at 3:37 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

To be honest with you, I have no idea what this poem it talking about. This is truly one of the first poems to literally stump me. But at the same time, I enjoyed reading it. It has a smooth flow to it. I'm going to keep trying to decipher it.