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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate. The question was Quid est veritas? [What is truth?], and the answer Est vir qui adest [it is the man who is here]. An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is a palindrome, e.g., "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
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I could read by the time I was four and wanted to help with the crosswords but they were rather advanced for me, so my father explained the principle of an anagram and then would print any which appeared on a separate sheet of paper and let me work them out.
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