Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from ?a1160 (first cited in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).
  • This is one of the earliest 3% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 81 entries first evidenced in the decade 1150—1159 (words such as much, peace, standard).

Timeline of entries in the OED

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Entry size

  • 155 senses (16 main senses, 139 subentry senses).
  • 686 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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