parablepsis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παρά (pará, beside) and βλέπω (blépō, to look at)

Noun[edit]

parablepsis (uncountable)

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

References[edit]

  • 2005, Bart D. Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, New York, NY: HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-073817-0: