[Ads-l] Antedating of "American" (Inhabitant of America, of European Descent)

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 27 01:13:02 UTC 2015


Fred,
Impressive antedating.  I won't find any English-American antedating that!
Joel

      From: "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
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American (OED, 2., 1648)

1595 Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas _Babilon_ 23 (Early English Books Online)  The cold Finlanders once might visit Africans, The Spanish Indians, th' English Americans, Without interpreters.

Fred Shapiro


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