Misreading refers to the replacement of a letter in the exemplar with a similar looking, but incorrect, letter, for example the writing of c for e. While misreading does not explicitly posit the cause for a mistranscription, it frequently implies graphical misapprehension of letter forms (cf. copying of texts (3)).

Cf. types of errors.


– Havet, Louis. 1911. Manuel de critique verbale appliquée aux textes latins. Paris: Hachette.

In other languages

GE: Fehllesung
FR: mélecture, faute graphique (Havet, §6)
IT: lettura sbagliata (rarely used) / errore di lettura / errore paleografico


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