palinode

[ pal-uh-nohd ]
/ ˈpæl əˌnoʊd /

noun

a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
a recantation.

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Origin of palinode

1590–1600; <Late Latin palinōdia<Greek palinōidía a singing again, especially a recanting, equivalent to pálin again, back + ōid() ode + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM palinode

pal·i·nod·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for palinode

palinode
/ (ˈpælɪˌnəʊd) /

noun

a poem in which the poet recants something he has said in a former poem
rare a recantation

Word Origin for palinode

C16: from Latin palinōdia repetition of a song, from Greek, from palin again + ōidē song, ode
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