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An Pluiméir Ceolmhar Origins: Just what is a Cutty Wren? (40) RE: Origins: Just what is a Cutty Wren? 06 Jan 04

To anyone who speaks Dutch, cutty quean sounds like another pleonasm.

As I understand it, a tautology is a logical loop, a definition which is expressed in terms which replicate the concept being defined, whereas a pleonasm is the redundant use of an adjective to qualify a noun which already contains the notion inherent in the adjective. In other words, most of the expressions like "a round circle" which are commonly regarded as tautologies are really pleonasms.

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