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[par-uh-li-pom-uh-nuh, -lahy-] /ˌpær ə lɪˈpɒm ə nə, -laɪ-/
plural noun
things omitted or neglected that are added as a supplement.
Origin of paralipomena
1665-75; < Late Latin paralīpomena < Greek () paraleipómena (things) omitted, not told (present participle passive of paraleípein), equivalent to para- para-1 + leíp(ein) to leave behind + -omena neuter plural present participle mediopassive suffix


[par-uh-li-pom-uh-non, -lahy-] /ˌpær ə lɪˈpɒm əˌnɒn, -laɪ-/
noun, plural Paralipomena
[par-uh-li-pom-uh-nuh, -lahy-] /ˌpær ə lɪˈpɒm ə nə, -laɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Douay Bible.
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin paralīpomenon, singular of paralīpomena paralipomena Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are not sufficient grounds, however, for denying positively that the reverend dean was the author of these paralipomena.

    Pepita Ximenez Juan Valera
British Dictionary definitions for paralipomena


plural noun
things added in a supplement to a work
(Old Testament) another name for the Books of Chronicles
Word Origin
C14: via late Latin from Greek paraleipomena, from para-1 (on one side) + leipein to leave
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