The full sentence is:


めいてある is written in hiragana so I don't have the kanji, but I assume the verb is めく(to show signs of, have the appearance of). However, this results in a strange translation:

The passage shows signs of his characteristic bashfulness and puns, because I wanted to shorten and summarize it.

The first half of the sentence doesn't seem logically connected to the second. Any suggestions for a better way of translating this sentence? Do I have the correct meaning for めいてある?

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    Maybe it's a typo (for 省いて or something). めく appears as part of many verbs, but AFAIK it's not used as a standalone verb. – naruto Aug 18 '16 at 1:19
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    いてある」かも・・・ – Chocolate Aug 18 '16 at 5:31
  • ぬいてある would be contextually appropriate. The idea is that the person is trying to keep things short, so it would make sense that he did away / removed his usual puns and forsook his usual bashful style. It's probably a typo, considering め and ぬ look very similar, especially to an OCR scanner at somewhat low resolutions. – LiveMynd Aug 18 '16 at 8:24