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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the accidental, erroneous act of repeating a word, phrase or combination of letters by a scribe or copyist.
  • n. the errors produced thereby

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In paleography and textual criticism:
  • n. Mechanical or unconscious repetition of a series of letters or words in copying a manuscript.
  • n. A passage or reading so originated. Opposed to haplography (which see).


ditto +‎ -graphy (Wiktionary)



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  • An interesting word for a certain kind of mistake occasionally encountered in occasionally encountered in medieval manuscripts manuscripts and on the Web.

    May 19, 2015