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- simple past tense and past participle of
- Proven; shown to be true with evidence
- Supported with testimony
- Certified as good, correct, or pure
- (linguistics) Of words or languages, proven to have existed by records.
2010, Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez, Rob Flynn, Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes, Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication, Oxford University Press US, ISBN 9780195389135, pages 33:
- A term should be included if it's likely that someone would run accross it and want to know what it means. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is attested and idiomatic.
- The word slæpwerig (sleep-weary) is attested in the Exeter Book in the form slæpwerigne.
supported with testimony
certified as good, correct, or pure
in linguistics: of words or languages, proven to have existed by records