Definition of stemmatics in English:


Line breaks: stem|mat¦ics
Pronunciation: /stɛˈmatɪks


[treated as singular]
  • The branch of study concerned with analysing the relationship of surviving variant versions of a text to each other, especially so as to reconstruct a lost original.
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    • There appear to be strong analogies between the worlds of stemmatics and systematics.
    • This is not to imply that stemmatics is useless for the New Testament.
    • It is widely accepted that stemmatics originated in the work of Karl Lachmman.

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