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  • n. A circumstance in which a scribe miscopies text due to inadvertently looking to the side while copying, or accidentally skips over some of it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. False vision.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek παρά (para-, "beside") and βλέπω (blepō, "to look at") (Wiktionary)

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  • From the Greek para- ("beside") and blepein ("to look"), a circumstance in which a scribe miscopies text because of inadvertently looking to the side while copying. The term is used by textual analysts to describe a condition in which a person hand-copying a text accidentally skips over some of the original.

    April 12, 2008