Meaning of PALIMPSEST in English

— palimpsestic , adj.

/pal"imp sest'/ , n.

a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.

[ 1655-65; palimpsestus palímpsestos rubbed again ( pálin again + psestós scraped, rubbed, verbid of psân to rub smooth) ]

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