Word of the Day: opisthograph

Good morning and happy Friday! I think this week has been my favorite in regards to Words of the Day, although the rest of the weeks are in close second. Have a great weekend, stay tuned for a new category of words next week!


opisthograph (o-PIS-thuh-graf)

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

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

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“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.

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