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palinode

[pal-uh-nohd] /ˈpæl əˌnoʊd/
noun
1.
a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
2.
a recantation.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin palinōdia < Greek palinōidía a singing again, especially a recanting, equivalent to pálin again, back + ōid() ode + -ia -ia
Related forms
palinodist, noun
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palinode

/ˈpælɪˌnəʊd/
noun
1.
a poem in which the poet recants something he has said in a former poem
2.
(rare) a recantation
Word Origin
C16: from Latin palinōdia repetition of a song, from Greek, from palin again + ōidē song, ode
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Word Origin and History for palinode
n.

1590s, from Middle French palinod (16c.) or directly from Latin palinodia, from Greek palinoidia "poetic retraction," from palin "again, back" (see palindrome) + oide "song" (see ode). Related: Palinodic.

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