Antedating of "Librarian"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 2 16:04:54 UTC 2011

librarian (OED, 2., 1713)

1662 John Gauden _A Discourse Concerning Publick Oaths_ 44 (Early English Books Online)  In the Sixth Synod of _Constantinople_, _Gregorius_ the Librarian made _Oath_ ... upon the _Bible_, that he left _the Books_ in the _Library_ such as he _found them_.

Fred Shapiro

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