Antedating of "Jewish"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 5 15:03:45 UTC 2011

I don't know whether someone else has already found this antedating.

Jewish (OED a1546)

1531 Robert Barnes _A supplicatyon made by Robert Barnes doctoure in diuinitie, vnto the most excellent and redoubted prince kinge henrye the eyght_ (Early English Books Online)
They haue rynges and oches and other ceremonyes / so many that there is in a maner now no thynge els in the churche / but all Iewysh maners. wyl you make this heresy by cause I speake agenst youre damnable and pompous myters.

Fred Shapiro
Yale Book of Quotations (Yale University Press)

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