[Ads-l] "horse-doctor" in the OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Feb 4 21:14:24 UTC 2015


At 2/3/2015 07:50 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:

>On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
>
> > Pharmacopola
>
>
>Are you sure it's not *Pharmacopoia*, with an "i"? The usual spelling is
>*Pharmacopoeia*, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the "e" dropped in 18c
>English, nor to see "i" mis-OCRed as "l".
>
>Mark

Absolutely sure, Mark.  You could have looked at one of the images I 
cited, say at the Wellcome Library, http://wellcomeimages.org/ and 
Search for the image number I gave, 575019i.  Or you could have 
Googled for "Pharmacopola Circumforaneus" vs. "Pharmacopo[e]ia 
Circumforaneus" (each quoted).

Joel

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