- Latin praeterlapsus, past participle of praeterlabi to glide by. See preter- and lapse. (Wiktionary)
“It is related (but Allah is all-knowing of His secrets and all - kenning in whatso hath passed and preceded and preterlapsed of the annals of folk), [FN#91] that the Caliph (by whom I mean Harun al-Rashid) was sitting on the throne of his kingdom one chance day of the days which happened to be the fête of 'Arafát. [”
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