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date: 13 April 2024

Isidore of Seville (c.560–636) Archbishop of Seville and enormously 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

influential through his Etymologiae, the earliest medieval encyclopedia in twenty books, which argues that the natures of things can be derived from their names. This work was an authority until at least the 14th century.... ...

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