would it be an anagram?

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would it be an anagram?

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Feb 17, 1999 12:00 am

what is the word that is used to describe another word that remains the same when you spell it backward or forward, as in the name "Otto" or "Asa"?
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would it be an anagram?

Post by Jonathon Green » Thu Feb 18, 1999 8:00 am

No, a palindrome, from Greek 'palindromos', running backwards.
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