A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or sentence that reads the same in either direction.
The word “palindrome” was coined from the Greek roots “back” and “way, direction”.
If you are called Ana, Oto, Hannah orRenner, your name is a palindrome. Backwards or forwards, it is spelled the same way.
Palindromes may consist of a single word: acaiaca, ala, anilina, arara, esse, iriri, mamam, matam, omo, osso, racificar, radar, reter, rever, reviver, sacas, salas, seres, saras, socos, sapas, solos, seles, somavamos, somos.
Palindromes may be phrase or sentence: A base do teto desaba.
Known palindromes in Portuguese are:
- A mala nada na lama (The suitcase swims in the mud)
- Ame a ema.
- Ame o poema.
- A miss é péssima!
- Amora me tem aroma.
- Amor é de Roma.
- Ana lava Lana.
- Erro comum ocorre (Common mistakes happen)
- Rola com o calor (It happens with the heat)
- Roma é amor.
- Roma me tem amor (Rome has love for me)
On the 20th of February 2002 it was 20:02 02/20 2002 (numeric palindrome) Peter Norwig created a computer program which generated the world’s longest palindrome. It consisted of 17,259 words. This is a simple sequence of words, but the text itself makes no sense.