[Ads-l] Antedating of "Invert"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 1 00:04:40 UTC 2015

invert, n. (OED, 2., 1897)

1892 Havelock Ellis _Letter to J. A. Symonds_ 1 July in Sean Brady _John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) and Homosexuality_ (2012) 223  You speak (as I should.) of sex. inverts as "abnormal natures."

Fred Shapiro

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