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Apr 17, 2015
This week’s theme
Words related to books

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colophon
recto
bibliogony
codex
opisthograph

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with Anu Garg

opisthograph

PRONUNCIATION:
(o-PIS-thuh-graf)

MEANING:
noun: A text written on both front and back (of some parchment, papyrus, stone, etc.).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek opistho- (back) + -graph (writing). Earliest documented use: 1623.

USAGE:
“There are another twenty Qumran opisthographs with different compositions on the verso and recto.”
Joan E. Taylor; The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea; Oxford University Press; 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Everybody's talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses. -Thornton Wilder, writer (17 Apr 1897-1975)

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