A Dictionary of the English Language
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AE, or Æ. A diphthong of very frequent use in the Latin language, which seems not properly to have any place in the English; since the æ of the Saxons has been long out of use, being changed to e simple, to which, in words frequently occuring, the æ of the Romans is, in the same manner, altered, as in equator, equinoctial, and even in Eneas.

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Ae." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15488.


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