palinode


palinode

noun

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

noun

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

n.1590s, from Middle French palinod (16c.) or directly from Latin palinodia, from Greek palinoidia “poetic retraction,” from palin “again, back” (see palindrome) + oide “song” (see ode). Related: Palinodic.

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