MEI.cmn Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
measure Unit of musical time consisting of a fixed number of note values of a given type,
determined by the prevailing meter, and delimited in musical notation by bar lines.
ossia Captures original notation and a differently notated version *present in
the source being transcribed*.
MEI.critapp Critical apparatus component declarations.
lem (lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
rdg (reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
MEI.edittrans Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbr (abbreviation) – A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an
or 2) a shorthand notation.
add (addition) – Marks an addition to the text.
corr (correction) – Contains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
damage Contains an area of damage to the physical medium.
del (deletion) – Contains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated
superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expan (expansion) – Contains the expansion of an abbreviation.
orig (original) – Contains material which is marked as following the original, rather than
being normalized or corrected.
reg (regularization) – Contains material which has been regularized or normalized in some
restore Indicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial
authorial marking or instruction.
sic Contains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
supplied Contains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclear Contains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible
inaudible in the source.
MEI.shared Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
ending Alternative ending for a repeated passage of music; i.e., prima volta, seconda volta,