Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make textual corrections in.

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  • adj. emended, corrected, restored
  • v. Remove errors and corruptions from (a text).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove errors and corrupt readings from (a text).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin ēmendāre, ēmendāt-, to emend; see emend.

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From the Latin ēmendātus ("corrected"), the perfect passive participle of ēmendō ("I free from faults”, “I correct”, “I improve”, “I remedy”, “I amend”, “I revise”, “I cure").

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From ēmendāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of ēmendō ("I free from faults”, “I correct”, “I improve”, “I remedy”, “I amend”, “I revise”, “I cure"); compare the verb emend.

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  • I may have to up- or emendate this comment.

    It’s not even a back-formation, is it?

    February 4, 2011