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verso

[ vur-soh ]
/ ˈvɜr soʊ /
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noun, plural ver·sos.Printing.

a left-hand page of an open book or manuscript (opposed to recto).

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Origin of verso

1830–40; short for Latin in versō foliō on the turned leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for verso

verso
/ (ˈvɜːsəʊ) /

noun plural -sos

  1. the back of a sheet of printed paper
  2. Also called: reverso the left-hand pages of a book, bearing the even numbersCompare recto
the side of a coin opposite to the obverse; reverse

Word Origin for verso

C19: from the New Latin phrase versō foliō the leaf having been turned, from Latin vertere to turn + folium a leaf
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