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palimpsest
American English: /ˈpæləm(p)ˌsɛst/
British English: /ˈpalɪm(p)sɛst/

Translation of palimpsest in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • By going back to journal entries in which I initially recorded some of the events that surfaced in the ‘written’ writing, I was able to locate an initial palimpsest, or precipitate, of the writing.
    • Some people used old books as the basis of their scrapbook, leading to a palimpsest of original text and jumbled scraps, with columns overlapping columns and sentences running together.
    • In 1906 the Danish philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg discovered the palimpsest in a monastery in Istanbul and correctly identified the prayer-enshrouded text as the lost Method of Archimedes.

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