[Ads-l] Antedating of "Semantic"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 23 01:19:27 UTC 2023

semantic (OED 1890)

1846 Augustus De Morgan _Letter to Willliam Whewell_ 26 Oct. in Sophia De Morgan _Memoir of Augustus De Morgan_ (1882) 200

What I contend for is, that that which is absolutely considered semantic may be apophantic by the understanding of the parties.

NOTE:  I cannot be sure what the meaning of _semantic_ is in this citation.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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