antigraph (plural antigraphs)
- (textual criticism) A manuscript from which a copy (apograph) is made.
1989, William Veder, Texts of Closed Tradition – The Key to the Manuscript Heritage of Old Rus’:
- Following 1 above, it has been tacitly assumed that any manuscript book in C or R, irrespective of any change of antigraph, was equal to a manuscript text with uniform features, unless produced by more than one scribe, in which case the various parts were given separate treatment.
2010, Nadia Ambrosetti, The “Pervasive Imprecision” of Manuscript Tradition:
- …once grouped the manuscripts into families, copied manuscripts can be discarded; only their antigraphs are considered, in order to perform the next step.
- (obsolete) A copy or transcript.