palinode

Pronounced: PAH-luh-node, noun

Notes: I was thinking it might be related to “palliative”, but it isn’t.


Yesterday’s word

The word prosopopeia means “a figure of speech in which..”

  • …an imaginary or absent person is represented as acting or speaking
  • …an inanimate object or something abstract is represented as possessing human form; personification
Background

The word comes from Latin prosopopoeia, which comes from Greek prosopopoiia (personification), which is made up of pros- (facing) plus ops (eye) plus poiein (to make)

First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1500s


Rejected word

I rejected circadian because I was pretty close to the meaning.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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