De lingua Latina
5. 52 contains a difficult sentence. In my present note I would like to suggest that the difficulty in its interpretation may be caused by a simple textual omission: co〈lles co〉- gnomina.
In the present note three — possibly corrupt — places in the Catullus’ poems are discussed: 10. 27, 14. 14 and 40. 1. Two old conjectures are defended for the first two, and a new proposal is made for the last one, all based on the common palaeographical ground, inferred from the MSS error in 40. 1.