Definition of Palimpsests

1. Noun. (plural of palimpsest) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of palimpsest) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palimpsests

1. palimpsest [n] - See also: palimpsest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palimpsests

palikar
palikars
palikinesia
palilalia
palilalias
palilalic
palillogies
palillogy
palilogies
palilogy
palimonies
palimony
palimpsested
palimpsesting
palimpsests (current term)
palinal
palindrome
palindrome in genetics
palindromes
palindromia
palindromic
palindromic DNA
palindromic encephalopathy
palindromic sequence
palindromical
palindromicity
palindromist
palindromists
palindromization

Literary usage of Palimpsests

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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In the case of Latin palimpsests, it is generally true that lower minuscule writing, ... Some variety, also, is found in the language of the palimpsests. ..."

2. Journals Kept in France and Italy from 1848 to 1852: With a Sketch of the by Nassau William Senior (1871)
"palimpsests therefore are very rare. The probability is that there does not exist one of real value.' We talked of the relics that were exhibited yesterday. ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1897)
"Am. Mining Chronicle, vol. x, p. 68, Sept. 1st, 1855. iar)9. Report on the State House artesian well at Columbus. O. 42 pp. THE STUDY OF NATURAL palimpsests ..."

4. Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy: Including the Papal States, Rome by John Murray (Firm) (1843)
"... composed chiefly of palimpsests. The library then contained 10660 MSS., of which 8500 were Latin and 2160 Greek. The Palatine library, belonging to ilie ..."

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