Word of the Week for the week of October 23, 2016
Meaning & Usage
noun manuscript or piece of writing material with the original writing erased to make room for later writing, though traces remain.
Some of [the codex] shows the ghost of older writing erased or written over, a palimpsest—because paper and parchment cost so much and Leonardo was not wealthy, he would've reused paper.
Mid-17th century: via Latin from Greek palimpsestos, from palin 'again' + psestos "rubbed smooth."
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