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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cal’epin (A).
 
A dictionary. (Italian, calepino.) Ambrosio Calepino, of Calepio, in Italy, was the author of a dictionary, so that “my Calepin,” like my Euclid, my Johnson, according to Cocker, etc., have become common nouns from proper names. Generally called Cal’epin, but the subjoined quotation throws the accent on the le.   1
       
“Whom do you prefer
       
For the best linguist? And I seelily
Said that I thought Calepine’s Dictionary.”
       
Dr. Donne: Fourth Satire.
 


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