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palindrome (PAL-in-droam)

noun A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.
For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

[From Greek palindromos, running back again, recurring : palin, again + dromos, a running.]

This is a Palindromic URL:

"The entire family is obsessed with wordplay. Palindromes are their specialty (thus the girls' names [Ava and Pip])."
J Courtney Sullivan; Little Sister, Big Plans; The New York Times Book Review; May 11, 2014.


Do not keep the slanderer away, / treat him with affection and honour: / Body and soul, he scours all clean, / babbling about this and that. -Kabir, medieval mystic poet (late 15th century)

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