noun Etymology: Greek palinōidia, from palin + aeidein to sing — more at ode Date: 1579 1. an ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem 2. a formal retraction

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  • palinode — index retraction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 palinode …   Law dictionary

  • Palinode — Pal i*node, n. [L. palinodia, from Gr. ?; pa lin again + ? a song. See {Ode}.] 1. An ode recanting, or retracting, a former one; also, a repetition of an ode. [1913 Webster] 2. A retraction; esp., a formal retraction. Sandys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palinode — (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. palinod (16c.), from L. palinodia, from Gk. palinoidia poetic retraction, from palin again, back (see PALINDROME (Cf. palindrome)) + oide song (see ODE (Cf. ode)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • palinode — [pal′ə nōd΄] n. [MFr palinod < LL palinodia < Gr palinōidia < palin, again (see PALINDROME) + ōidē, song: see ODE] 1. an ode or other poem written to retract something said in a previous poem 2. a retraction …   English World dictionary

  • Palinode — [ Geoffrey Chaucer was an exponent of the palinode] A palinode or palinody is an ode in which the writer retracts a view or sentiment expressed in an earlier poem. The first recorded use of a palinode is in a poem by Stesichorus in the 7th… …   Wikipedia

  • palinode — /ˈpælənoʊd/ (say paluhnohd) noun 1. a poem in which the poet retracts something said in a former poem. 2. a recantation: *The {Ern Malley} hoax was no tomfoolery. It was a grimly earnest palinode of modernism. –peter coleman, 1999. {Late Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palinode — n. 1 a poem in which the writer retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem. 2 a recantation. Etymology: F palinode or LL palinodia f. Gk palinoidia f. palin again + oide song …   Useful english dictionary

  • palinode — palinodist, n. /pal euh nohd /, n. 1. a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem. 2. a recantation. [1590 1600; < LL palinodia < Gk palinoidía a singing again, especially a recanting, equiv. to pálin again, back + oid(é)… …   Universalium

  • palinode — noun A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem. The more lighthearted palinodes were more successful, such as Geoff Hortons recantation of his youthful view that a martini should be shaken rather than stirred. <! …   Wiktionary

  • palinode — Synonyms and related words: English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, abjuration, abjurement, alba, anacreontic, balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, chanson, clerihew,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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