ghost word

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a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error

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Speaking of ghost words, GaB uses the term Via Maris for the great north-south trunk route that passes near Megiddo (p.
He lived long enough to tell of it in ghost words, in signs.
The DPL is also comprehensive in the sense that it includes far more words than its predecessors; a random side-by-side check will show that DPL has virtually all the lemmata in PSM (including the numerous ghost words, discussed below), as well as a great many not found there.
In view of the editor's evident critical skill and deep familiarity with the texts, his judgments on such questions appear to be highly reliable, and he is to be credited for exorcising a great many ghost words from the lexicographic house of Prakrit.