Definition of paralipomena in English:


Line breaks: para|lip¦om¦ena
Pronunciation: /ˌparəlɪˈpɒmɪnə
(also paraleipomena /-lʌɪ-/)

noun (singular paralipomenon)

  • 1Things omitted from a work and added as a supplement.
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    • The Parerga (Volume 1) are six long essays; the Paralipomena (Volume 2) are shorter writings arranged under thirty-one different subject-headings.
    • In occasional political comments in his Parerga and Paralipomena and Manuscript Remains, Schopenhauer described himself as a proponent of limited government.
  • 1.1 (usually Paralipomenon) • archaic (In the Vulgate Bible and some other versions) the name of the books of Chronicles, regarded as supplementary to the books of Kings.


late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek paraleipomena, from paraleipein 'omit', from para- 'to one side' + leipein 'to leave'.

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