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Old 09-01-2010   #20
Antti Sivén
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Originally Posted by PKR View Post
I thought the "real' OED was (I don't remember the correct number) 11 volumes?
The first edition of the OED, called A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, was published in 1928 in ten volumes. In 1933, there was a one-volume supplement, and at this time the original dictionary was reprinted in twelve volumes and re-named the Oxford English Dictionary. A four-volume supplement was published between 1972 and 1986, and in 1989 there was an integrated Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition in twenty volumes. This is the current printed version of the OED.
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