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Babe. n. s. [baban, Welch; babbaerd, Dutch.] An infant; a child of either sex.

                Those that do teach your babes,
Do it with gentle means, and easy tasks;
He might have chid me so: for, in good faith,
I am a child to chiding.
Shakesp. Othello.

Nor shall Sebastian's formidable name
Be longer us'd, to lull the crying babe.
Dryden's Don Seb,

The babe had all that infant care beguiles,
And early knew his mother in her smiles.
Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Othello (60)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Babe." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7427.


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