OT: Antedating of "Confucian"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 20 16:11:54 UTC 2012

At 3/19/2012 10:13 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>Confucian (OED 1837)
>1694 William Wotton _Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning_
>145 (Early English Books Online)  If the _Chineses_ think every part
>of Knowledge, but their own _Confucian_ Ethicks, ignoble and
>mechanical, why are the _European_ Missionaries so much respected
>for their Skill in Medicine and Mechanicks?

I probed EAN for Confucian, but found only confusion.


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