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22022022 Know About Palindrome Week, Its History

Since today is 2-22-22, it is the first palindrome of the year. The word palindrome refers to a sequence of numbers, words, or phrases that read the same backward as they do forwards.

History of palindromes

Henry Peacham is credited with introducing the word ‘palindrome’ in 1638. Intriguingly, the first known palindrome was written in Latin, dating from Roman times; it reads: “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas”, which loosely translates to, “The sower Arepo holds the wheels with effort.”

Even though English writers cited Latin and Greek palindromes in their literary work, poet  John Taylor is believed to have coined one in 1614 that read: “Lewd did I live, & evil I did dwel”. This sentence is considered to be the first English-language palindrome. In English, there are many word pairs which are understood to be palindromes. Examples include,

A palindrome date is also believed to bring good fortune to many cultures around the world. On these special days, they use their ‘power of thoughts’ to manifest the life they desire.



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