ghost word

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

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In any case, the Massoretic 'Eqrdn is nothing but a ghost word.
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.