Meaning of varia lectio*

va•ri•a lec•ti•o

Pronunciation: (wä'ri-ä" lek'ti-ō" Eng. vâr'ē-&schwa lek'shē-ō"), [key]
— pl. va•ri•ae lec•ti•o•nes
  1. a variant reading.
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