[par-uh-li-pom-uh-nuh, -lahy-]

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-]
noun, plural Par·a·li·pom·e·na [par-uh-li-pom-uh-nuh, -lahy-] /ˌpær ə lɪˈpɒm ə nə, -laɪ-/. Douay Bible.
  1. Chronicles.

Origin of Paralipomenon

1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin paralīpomenon, singular of paralīpomena paralipomena Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for paralipomena

Historical Examples of paralipomena

  • 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


pl n
  1. things added in a supplement to a work
  2. Old Testament another name for the Books of Chronicles

Word Origin for paralipomena

C14: via late Latin from Greek paraleipomena, from para- 1 (on one side) + leipein to leave
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