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Borrowed from Ancient Greek Παραλειπομένων (Paraleipoménōn, of things omitted) παραλείπω (paraleípō, I leave remaining).


  • IPA(key): /pæɹəlɪˈpɒmɪnɒn/


paralipomenon (plural paralipomena)

  1. (biblical) Either of the Books of Chronicles in the Old Testament.
    • 1846, James Waterworth, The Faith of Catholics, volume 1, third edition, London, page 336:
      There are other books, which seem of a different class, and are neither connected with the proceeding class, nor with each other; such is Job, such Tobias, and Esther, and Judith, and the two books of Machabees, and two of Esdras, which seem rather more to follow up that regular course of history, which closed with the Kingdoms, or the Paralipomenon: []
  2. (usually in the plural) An omission, especially one of a book, added later as a supplement.
    • 2005, Werner Hamacher, “‘Now’: Walter Benjamin on Historical Time”, in Andrew Benjamin, editor, Walter Benjamin and History, A&C Black, →ISBN, page 52:
      In a paralipomenon to the theses ‘On the Concept of History’ he writes: []