fictitious (sp?)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Mar 25 01:52:13 UTC 2003

vida morkunas:
 >Nevermind that fictitious is not a word (nor is fictition) - is this
 >a first use of these two words?

"fictitious" is certainly a word, and has been attested (with
the meaning 'artificial' and related meanings) for about four
hundred years.  "fictition" i don't recall having seen, though
'work of artifice, artificial creation' would be a transparent

arnold (zwicky at

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