stemmatics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stemmatics the humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis) "stemmatology also plays an important role in musicology","transcription errors are of decisive importance in stemmatics"
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Usage

In literature:

Tale decus juncto veluti sub stemmate cum quis Dat sociis lucere rosis sua lilia.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
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