Palinode



[pal-uh-nohd] /ˈpæl əˌnoʊd/

noun
1.
a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
2.
a recantation.
/ˈpælɪˌnəʊd/
noun
1.
a poem in which the poet recants something he has said in a former poem
2.
(rare) a recantation
n.

1590s, from Middle French palinod (16c.) or directly from Latin palinodia, from Greek palinoidia “poetic retraction,” from palin “again, back” (see palindrome) + oide “song” (see ode). Related: Palinodic.

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