Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from c1300 (first cited in All Souls).
  • This is one of the earliest 5% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 1400 entries first evidenced in the decade 1300—1309 (words such as blue, colour, quarter).

Timeline of entries in the OED

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Entry size

  • 177 senses (52 main senses, 125 subentry senses).
  • 941 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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