: of or relating to a form of symmetrical construction found in some ancient odes in which the fourth in a group of four strophes repeats the structure of the first and the third that of the second

Word History


Greek palinōidikos, from palin + -ōid- (from aeidein) + -ikos -ic

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“Palinodic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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