Definition for AN'A-GRAM

AN'A-GRAM, n. [Gr. ανα, and γραμμα, a letter.]

A transposition of the letters of a name, by which a new word is formed. Thus Galenus becomes angelus; William Noy, [attorney-general to Charles I., a laborious man,] may be turned into I moyl in law.

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