Neologism: “Little Orphan Ibid.”

Little Orphan Ibid. [lit-l awr-fuhn ib-id]: n.

1. An occurrence of ‘Ibid.’ (ibidem, "in the same place") in a research footnote which–though incredibly cute and endearing–has lost its parent citation due to excision or rearrangement of body material. A little orphan ibid. may be found alone, or–in particularly tragic circumstances of aggressive editing–accompanied by dozens of sibling ibids.

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three…uncle to Marshall, Leeland and Isaac...son-in-law to Claudia.
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