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 (palin) “back” and (dromos) “way, direction”.
If you are called Ana, Eve, or Otto, your name is a palindrome. Backwards or forwards, it is spelled the same way.
Palindromes may consist of a single word: arenera, arepera, anilina, ananá, Oruro, oso, radar, reconocer, rotor, somos, seres, salas.
Palindromes may be phrase or sentence: Anita lava la tina (Anita cleans the bath tub), Adan nada (Adan swims).
Known palindromes in Spanish are:
- La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural (The route provided us with another natural passage).
- Anita la gorda lagartona no traga la droga latina.
- Nada, yo soy Adán.
- No lata, no: la totalidad arada dilato talón a talón.
- No solo no lo son.
- Sé verlas al revés.
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.