Much of the losses of the printing house were from dittography which produced useless duplicates. From LearnThat.org.
Its opposite is dittography: the writing twice of what should have been written once, such as ‘critics’ becoming ‘crititics’. From Wordnik.com. [H is for House : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation] Reference
I would see "gingerlyly" as a dittography or "dittottography", as some linguists ought not to be able to resist calling it, if they are to be consistent. From Wordnik.com. [languagehat.com: GINGER(LY).] Reference
Other slips which always occur in the handing down of manuscripts, such as haplography, dittography, insertion of glosses, transposition, even of entire columns, must also be taken into consideration whilst estimating the text of the Sacred Books. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon] Reference
The business about haplography and dittography and homoteleuton reminds me of H for Housman as a critic … It’s certainly relevant to our new textual problems – that is, how poems are reproduced on the web. From Wordnik.com. [H is for House : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation] Reference
(dittography) of the preceding ge of gewislîcost. ". From Wordnik.com. [Beowulf] Reference
532 The couplet here given by Hebrew and Greek is too long for the verse, breaks the connection, and is apparently a copyist’s dittography expanded by quotation from ix. From Wordnik.com. [Jeremiah : Being The Baird Lecture for 1922] Reference
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