Palimpsesteum

palimpsest

noun

United Kingdom: /ˈpæl•ɪm•sest/ United States: /ˈpæl•ɪmp•sest/

A very old text or document in which writing has been removed and covered or replaced by new writing.

 

Formal:

Something such as a work of art that has many levels of meaning, types of style, etc. that build on each other:

~ from the Cambridge Dictionary

 

-eum

suffix

Latin from the Greek “-ειον”

To denote a place for, or sacred to; such as Athenaeum would be a place sacred to the goddess Athena and Museum would be a place sacred to the Muses.

~ from “Greek and Latin Roots: Part II – Greek - for Science and the Social Sciences” Author: Peter Smith. Published by the University of Victoria, Canada. 1997

 

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