Palimpsestic



[pal-imp-sest] /ˈpæl ɪmpˌsɛst/

noun
1.
a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.
/ˈpælɪmpˌsɛst/
noun
1.
a manuscript on which two or more successive texts have been written, each one being erased to make room for the next
adjective
2.
(of a text) written on a palimpsest
3.
(of a document) used as a palimpsest
n.

“parchment from which earlier writing has been removed to clear it for new writing,” 1660s, from Latin palimpsestus, from Greek palimpsestos “scraped again,” from palin “again” (see palindrome) + verbal adjective of psen “to rub smooth” (of uncertain origin).

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