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1598.4
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Headline Italian Dictionary's "Cricket-a-wicket" doubted as reference to the Game of Cricket  +
Query <p>Note: do later writers agree that this was mere coincidence?</p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>A.G. Steel and R. H. Lyttelton, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Cricket,</span> (Longmans Green, London, 1890) 4<sup>th</sup> edition, page 6.</p>
Year 1,598  +
Year Number 4  +
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Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:58  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"People have often regarded Flori <p>"People have often regarded Florio's expression in his Italian Dictionary (1598) <em>cricket-a-wicket</em> as the first mention (cf #[[1598.2]] and #[[1598.3]], above) of the noble game. It were strange indeed if this great word first dropped from the pen of an Italian! I have no doubt myself that this is a mere coincidence of sound. . . . [C]ricket-a-wicket must pair off with 'helter-skelter,' higgledy-piggledy, and <em>Tarabara</em> to which Florio gives gives cricket-a-wicket as an equivalent."</p> <p> </p> quivalent."</p> <p> </p>
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