English to Haitian Meaning :: palimpsest

Palimpsest :
palenpsèst
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Noun(1) a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment

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(1) The point is that ÔÇÿreadingÔÇÖ and design are but two sides of the same coin, involving the identification of layers in the palimpsest before overwriting can take place.(2) Some people used old books as the basis of their scrapbook, leading to a palimpsest of original text and jumbled scraps, with columns overlapping columns and sentences running together.(3) It was in effect a palimpsest of the best of previous translations, corrected and winnowed through almost a hundred years of development.(4) Structure, services, surveyor's marks, and post-construction graffiti are overlaid as the most recent inscriptions on the palimpsest of the building.(5) In 1906 the Danish philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg discovered the palimpsest in a monastery in Istanbul and correctly identified the prayer-enshrouded text as the lost Method of Archimedes.(6) The buyer allowed the palimpsest (a scraped and overwritten parchment) to be conserved, photographed, and displayed at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore.(7) Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners(8) An anonymous private collector who bought the palimpsest for $2 million at auction in 1998 has loaned the manuscript to the Walters Art Museum and is funding the studies.(9) London is a palimpsest : a parchment that has been over-written, time and again, by successive events in its chequered history.(10) The effect is like a surrealist making a palimpsest out of a mannerist piece of art.(11) And while this conflated, multilayered time originates from a racially specific experience, Ellison hints that the continuity implied by the palimpsest may ultimately transcend racial boundaries.(12) Every city is an urban palimpsest , a used parchment covered with the fragmentary scrawls of its own past.(13) By going back to journal entries in which I initially recorded some of the events that surfaced in the ÔÇÿwrittenÔÇÖ writing, I was able to locate an initial palimpsest , or precipitate, of the writing.(14) Following poems develop a manner of writing which relies heavily on language as a palimpsest of attitudes and learned response so as to undermine these.(15) What the project has found is that there never was a unitary pagan past; instead there is a palimpsest of myths and legends, places and landscapes, changing and continuing.(16) It produced excellent results on palimpsests , cancellations, and erasures due to damnatio memoriae, and on disintegrating surfaces where the ink has settled deep into the fibres.
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