- a compound word neither element of which is subordinate to the other, as bittersweet, Anglo-Saxon.
Origin of dvandva
1840–50; < Sanskrit, nasalized reduplication of dva two
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- a class of compound words consisting of two elements having a coordinate relationship as if connected by and
- a compound word of this type, such as Austro-Hungarian, tragicomic
from Sanskrit dvamdva a pair, from the reduplication of dva two
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