Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from c1390 (first cited in St. Theodora).
  • This is one of the earliest 9% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 4900 entries first evidenced in the decade 1390—1399 (words such as centre, private, train).

Timeline of entries in the OED

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Origin

Entry size

  • 73 senses (10 main senses, 63 subentry senses).
  • 238 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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