Thursday, December 5, 2013

Today's #DailyDefinition brought to you by the word...palimpsest and Birthday Wishes to @DanielleFine1



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palimpsest

[pal-imp-sest]

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

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin palimpsēstus < Greek palímpsēstos rubbed again ( pálin again + psēstós scraped, rubbed, verbid of psân to rub smooth)
Related forms
pal·imp·ses·tic, adjective


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