“…was coined from the Greek roots palin (“again”) and dromos (“way, direction”).  The Greek phrase to describe the phenomenon, karkinoi (καρκίνοι), alludes to the movement of crabs, such as an inscription that may be read backwards. Some well-known English palindromes: “Madam, I’m Adam” and “Rise to vote, sir” (as featured in The Simpsons)

~ from Wikipedia

The word “palindrome”…

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