palinode

palinode

[pal-uh-nohd]
noun
1.
a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
2.
a recantation.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Late Latin palinōdia < Greek palinōidía a singing again, especially a recanting, equivalent to pálin again, back + ōid() ode + -ia -ia

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

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palinode
1599, from M.Fr. palinod (16c.), from L. palinodia, from Gk. palinoidia "poetic retraction," from palin "again, back" (see palindrome) + oide "song."
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