Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 10:05:25 -0800 From: "A. Maberry" Subject: Re: Deletia (Was Re: Dilbert for WOTY?) i wondered about "deletia" myself, especially about the presence of the "i". i would have expected "deleta" = "things deleted" neuter plural participle of "deleo" or "delita" the perf. part. = "things having been deleted" . Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote: > At 01:56 AM 1/2/98 EST, you (GarethB2 ) wrote: > > > >[deletia] > > > > Is this a latinism indicating that there was "deleted wording" here? How is > it formed, I mean morphologically? (Not being sarcastic here, just honestly > curious.) I know the philological/editorial term "delenda" (things to be > deleted; cf. memoranda "things to be remembered"), but not "deletia." > > Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >