Definition of parablepsy in English:

parablepsy

noun

  • Scribal oversight, especially the erroneous assimilation of the spelling of a word to that of another in the text; an instance of this. Chiefly in relation to the editing of old, especially classical, texts.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Hellenistic Greek παράβλεψις parablepsis + -y.

Pronunciation

parablepsy

/ˈparəblɛpsi/