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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 633 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PALINDROME (Gr. 7raXty, again, and Spbµos, a course), a verse or sentence which runs the same when read either backwards or forwards. Such is the verse Roma tibi subito motibus ibit amor; or Signa te, signa, temere me tangis et angis; or vii,(iov k voµ,7µare µi7 µovav o>liw. Some have refined upon the palindrome, and composed verses each word of which is the same read backwards as forwards: for instance, that of Camden Odo tenet mulum, madidam mappam tenet Anna, Anna tenet mappam madidam, mulum tenet Odo. The following is still more complicated, as reading in four ways--upwards and downwards as well as backwards and forwards: S A T O R A R E P O T E N E T O P E R A R O T A S
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