Definitions for palinodeˈpæl əˌnoʊd
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A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
Origin: From palinodia, from παλινῳδία, from πάλιν + ᾠδή.
an ode recanting, or retracting, a former one; also, a repetition of an ode
a retraction; esp., a formal retraction
Origin: [L. palinodia, from Gr. ; pa`lin again + a song. See Ode.]
A palinode or palinody is an ode in which the writer retracts a view or sentiment expressed in an earlier poem. The first recorded use of a palinode is in a poem by Stesichorus in the 7th century BC, in which he retracts his earlier statement that the Trojan War was all the fault of Helen. The word comes from the Greek παλιν and ωδη; the Latin equivalent "recantation" is an exact calque. It can also be a recantation of a defamatory statement in Scots Law.
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