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English (verb)

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To Énglish. v.a. [from the noun.] To translate into English.

We find not a word in the text can properly be rendered anise, which is what the Latins call anethum, and properly Englished dill. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c. 7.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "English (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9212.


  1. There is no “noun” entry for English. The above therefore links to the adjective entry, which includes the etymology.

  2. Brandi on March 5th, 2012 at 7:42 am

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