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Combinatio is the conjectural process by which an original reading is reconstructed through the combination of two (or more) partially erroneous readings in the witnesses (see, among others, Avalle 1972, 116 and Luiselli Fadda 1994, 240). Along with divinatio and selectio, combinatio is one of the three main operations that characterise emendatio.


– Avalle, D’Arco Silvio. 1972. Principî di critica testuale. Padova: Antenore. 
– Luiselli Fadda, Anna Maria. 1994. Tradizioni manoscritte e critica del testo nel Medioevo germanico. Roma: Laterza.

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Latin term used throughout.