Palindrome meaning a word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same both forward and backward is derived from the Greek word palindromos, which means running back again. If we break the greek work, the term pallin stands for ‘back’ or ‘again’ and the term dramein stands for ‘to run’. It is believed that palindrome was first used by the Greeks. “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas” (Latin) which translates to “the sower Arepo leads with his hands the plough,” was the first palindrome ever recorded. The English writer Henry Peacham is considered to have introduced palindrome to the English language. He introduced it in his book The Trish of Our Times.
Now let us look into a few interesting examples of the palindrome.
Here is a list of a few words that are palindromes.
Also, given below are some palindromic phrases and sentences. They could be really intriguing to you.
Borrow or rob?
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Step on no pets!
Won’t lovers revolt now?
You can try reading all the words and phrases that are given above. As you can see they read the same when read backward and forward. These examples would have made it easier to understand the meaning of palindrome. If you dig deeper into the English language, you will find more of such. Additionally, you can try finding some palindromic words or phrases in your native language.