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Palimpsest

Palimpsest

n. — a paper, parchment, or writing surface designed to be reused
— by extension, monuments and plaques that have been turned over and re-engraved on the reverse side

adj. — written over; having the original text overlaid by new writing; rewritten

fm. Classical Latin and Ancient Greek

first published. 1661

All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and re-inscribed exactly as often as was necessary.
—George Orwell, 1984

 

 

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