Neophilologus

, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 629–630 | Cite as

Place-Name Evidence for the History of Modern English hut

  • Carole Hough
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Abstract

Citations of hut in the Oxford English Dictionary are substantially ante-dated by occurrences of the word in the place-names Hutfall and The Hutt. The place-name evidence also demonstrates that the sense 'a dwelling of ruder and meaner construction . . . than a house' is earlier than the sense 'a wooden structure for the temporary housing of troops'.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Hough
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  1. 1.Department of English LanguageUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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