Homoeoteleuton, or ‘identical ending’ (from ὅμοιος 'same' and τελέω 'to end'), describes eye-skip (or parablepsis) to or from a similar or the same ending in two words which causes a copyist to produce an omission or an addition (which would likely appear as dittography).

Also written as homoioteleuton or homeoteleutonSee types of errors.


– West, Martin L. 1973. Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique Applicable to Greek and Latin Texts. Stuttgart: Teubner. || See p. 25.

In other languages

Graeco-Latin term used throughout.

IT: om(e)oteleuto


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