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tr.v. mis·wrote (-rōt′)
, mis·writ·ten (-rĭt′n)
To write incorrectly or carelessly: miswrite a word; miswrite a historical account.
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to write wrongly or in error
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References in classic literature
For poetry was all written before time was, and whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings and attempt to write them down, but we lose ever and anon a word or a verse and substitute something of our own, and thus miswrite
Furcht und Zittern as Furcht und Sitte (fear and habit or manners or custom).
Even apart from Takeuchi's incorrect copying-out of her text, her summary of the situation-context badly garbles the sense of the original;(2) she miswrites
the pre-modal suffixes -t- and -n- here at issue by citing them in their vulgate or Japanese school-grammar shapes; and she overlooks the genuinely definitive early text-evidence for a contrastive pairing of these suffixes in Man'yoshu 1819, 3655, at the same time that she ignores important post-war linguistic literature that has focused on these very texts.(3)