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emendation

the correction of a previously published misspelt scientific name.
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to be distinguished from the deliberate, blithe, anachronism of Sisenna, who reportedly wanted to be `corrector, so to say, of customary language', quasi emendator sermonis usitati', and, by his own lights, spoke Latin `correctly', `recte', precisely in speaking `inusitate', `unwontedly' (259-61).
Hence, the restorers of readings, the emendators, the bibliomaniacs of all degrees" (EL 57).