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verso

[vur-soh] /ˈvɜr soʊ/
noun, plural versos. Printing.
1.
a left-hand page of an open book or manuscript (opposed to recto).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; short for Latin in versō foliō on the turned leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for versos

verso

/ˈvɜːsəʊ/
noun (pl) -sos
1.
  1. the back of a sheet of printed paper
  2. Also called reverso. the left-hand pages of a book, bearing the even numbers Compare recto
2.
the side of a coin opposite to the obverse; reverse
Word Origin
C19: from the New Latin phrase versō foliō the leaf having been turned, from Latin vertere to turn + folium a leaf
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Word Origin and History for versos

verso

n.

1839, from Latin verso (folio), ablative singular neuter of versus, past participle of vertere "to turn" (see versus).

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