Palindromes (or ‘Sotadics’) in English

11 Jul

Palindromes are words that run backwards. These words read the same both backward and forward. They are also known as Sotadics, named after a Greek Poet, Sotades. The word ‘Sotadics’ is an eponymous word. (Words that are named after a person/event are known as eponymous words). A few examples of Palindromes are given below:

 

NB: Malayalam & Redivider are considered as the longest palindromes in English.

 

 

Malayalam

Tenet

Deed

Redivider

Madam

Level

Noon

Nun

Liril

Mom

Dad

Civic

Peep

Pop

Mom

Sis

Solos

Gag

Toot

Pup

Sagas

Dud

Eye

 

 

 

One Response to “Palindromes (or ‘Sotadics’) in English”

  1. M.Chinnikrishna Monday, July 13, 2009 at 17:52 #

    Hi,

    The root words are great and are really helpul for the enthusiast. If few(or almost all) examples are provided for each of the root words, the purpose of learning would have still more fulfilled. I am one of them who is trying hard to get into the nuances of english and willing to learn as much as I can.
    Its just a plea.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Chinnikrishna.

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