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Word of the Day 04/19/19 Palimpsest

Palimpsest (noun)
palimpsest [pal-imp-sest]


noun
1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.

RELATED FORMS
pal·imp·ses·tic , adjective

RELATED WORDS
text, document, article, composition, diploma, paper, scroll, vellum, papyrus, sheepskin, pell

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Origin: 1655–65; < Latin palimpsēstus < Greek palímpsēstos rubbed again ( pálin again + psēstós scraped, rubbed, verbid of psân to rub smooth)

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