Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from c1405 (first cited in Geoffrey Chaucer)
  • This is one of the earliest 15% of entries recorded in OED
  • OED includes about 2500 entries first evidenced in the decade 1400—1409 (words such as primitive, reduce, sense)

Timeline of entries in the OED

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Origin

Entry size

  • 9 senses
  • 24 subentries
  • 170 quotations

Timeline of quotation evidence

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