word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that may be read the same way in either direction

A palindrome is a word or a phrase that has the property of reading the same in either direction.  Spacing and punctuation do not matter.




  • No one made killer apparel like Dame Noon.
    • Jon Agee, as quoted in "Worldplay," by David Astle, Sydney Morning Herald (October 1, 2016), p. 21


  • Si Nummi immunis.
    • Translation (by William Camden): Give me my fee, and I warrant you free.
    • Facetiously known as the "lawyer's motto"
    • Quoted in Mark Twain, The Galaxy, Vol. 1, p. 439[1]
  • Sator arepo tenet opera rotas.
    • Translation: The sower Arepo holds the wheels with effort.
    • Alternative translation: The sower Arepo leads with his hand (work) the plough (wheels).
    • Known as the Sator Square
    • Quoted in Mark Twain, The Galaxy, Vol. 1, p. 439[1]
  • In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.
    • Translation: We go about in the night and are consumed by fire.
    • quoted in The concise Oxford companion to English literature, 2007

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