Antedating of "Pastrami"

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 26 18:48:30 UTC 2012

The source is the same as the OED quote, which is dated as 1601 diary,
published in 1625. I believe that the 1601 dating is a bit off and the
actual diary date is 1602. But the main point is that it is the same source.

I cited two GB locations--for the 1737 and 1905 editions. But the text is
the same--it was not changed from the 1600s original.


On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> At 1/26/2012 08:35 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> >I doubt I can beat 1602 on Basturma.
> Victor, where do you document a 1602 date?  I didn't see it in your
> message.
> Joel

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