So, I'm checking a variant in the CNTTS critical apparatus and look up some info on a couple manuscripts that support a reading. According to CNTTS the manuscript is "a reinked manuscript of the entire New Testament." What is reinked? Is the CNTTS using this term to refer to a manuscript with corrections in a later hand? Please include a source using the term "reinked" in context. Thanks.
A reinked manuscript is indeed a manuscript where a later scribe wrote over the letters. The scribe might be trying to preserve a text that otherwise would be lost or might be making "corrections." Reinking a manuscript makes paleographic analysis very difficult because the original handwriting is overwritten. Reinking also tends to obscure accent marks and punctuation.
Codex Vaticanus is a reinked manuscript (emphasis added):