[writing] Word for September

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Your word for September is: palinody, n.

palinody, n.
[‘An ode or song in which the author retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem; (gen.) a recantation or retraction, esp. of a formal kind. Cf. palinode n.’]
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈpalᵻnəʊdi/, U.S. /ˈpæləˌnoʊdi/
Forms: 15 pallinodie, 15–16 palinodie, 15– palinody, 16 palinodye.
Origin: Of multiple origins. Partly a borrowing from French. Partly a borrowing from Latin. Etymons: French palinodie; Latin palinodia.
Etymology: < (i) Middle French, French palinodie ode or song in which the author retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem (1512), retraction (1566 in an isolated attestation; subsequently from 1690),


and its etymon (ii) post-classical Latin palinodia palinodia n.
1. An ode or song in which the author retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem; (gen.) a recantation or retraction, esp. of a formal kind. Cf. palinode n.
1583 B. Melbancke Philotimus(new ed.) 191 If a man should but whisper in your eare, and tell you he would meete you in suche a place, you would singe, I feare me, a palinodie.
1589 G. Puttenham Arte Eng. Poesie i. xxiv. 38 So did the Poet Stesichorus..in his Pallinodie vpon the disprayse of Helena, and recouered his eye sight.
1643 W. Prynne Soveraigne Power Parl. iii. 143 (2) If I have over-shot my self..I shall promise them a thankfull acknowledgement, and ready palinody.
1691 A. Wood Athenæ Oxonienses II. 359 He was..forced to make his Palinody in a Declamation in the public Hall.
1759 O. Goldsmith On Butler's Remains in Misc. Wks.(1837) IV. 473 Then follows a palinody to the same gentleman.
a1791 B. Y. Prime Muscipula(1840) 69 (heading) Palinody.
1851 Encycl. Americana IX. 497/1 The ancient poet Stesichorus wrote a palinody of his poetical invective against Helena..and declared all the charges contained therein untrue.
1887 T. Hardy Bridge of Lodi in Coll. Poems(1930) 99 Must I pipe a palinody, Or be silent thereupon?
1893 Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch 5 Oct. The New York Sun says the President should recall Mr. Van Alen's appointment without regard to Republican ridicule of palinody.
1925 Amer. Jrnl. Philol. 46 222 In a sense, this article is a palinody... My own conception of the relation between religion and superstition has naturally undergone modification.
1978 20th Cent. Lit. 24 439 The apparent contradictions of his political allegiances into which some critics read a palinody, if not a betrayal.
†2. A repetition of something sung before. Obsolete.
1599 Master Broughtons Lett. Answered x. 35 Nothing..but a palinody, I meane not a recantation,..but a repetition.
1609 Bp. W. Barlow Answer Catholike English-man 196 His old Palinodie of scorne and malediction
 
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