Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of attest.
  • adj. Proven; shown to be true with evidence
  • adj. Supported with testimony
  • adj. Certified as good, correct, or pure
  • adj. Of words or languages, proven to have existed by records.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. established as genuine

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One particular word, slicaχem, at the end of line 4 can be a headache for us decrypters because it's an unnerving hapax ie. a word attested only once in all known texts of a language.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Likewise, in almost all uses of the word attested, Etruscan Rasna is declined **as a noun** and is **not** behaving as an adjective which remains undeclined according to known Etruscan grammar.

    Contradictions with authors' accounts of Etruscan word Rasna

  • This analysis is more optimal since if we think of this as a game of cards, two attested words and a dis legomenon i.e. a word attested only twice beats two hapaxes any day.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I've found the name attested as Apaiatrus [TLE 122], Apiatrus [TLE 122] and Apatrual [TLE 136], all in the genitive, but the common "earliest" form I give for this entry, Apiatru, is a subjective guess.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • This remote, and perhaps imaginary, danger was averted by the submission of the Sultan of Egypt, the honors of the prayer and the coin attested at Cairo the supremacy of Timur; and a rare gift of a giraffe, or camelopard, and nine ostriches, represented at

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • This remote, and perhaps imaginary, danger was averted by the submission of the sultan of Egypt: the honors of the prayer and the coin attested at Cairo the supremacy of Timour; and a rare gift of a _giraffe_, or camelopard, and nine ostriches, represented at Samarcand the tribute of the African world.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 6

  • Dwarfs, if my etymology of the word dwarf is correct, made people dizzy ( "* dwysig"; the asterisk means that such a form has not been attested; the Old English word was dysig, with * w lost before long y), while trolls seem to have made the inhabitants of the earth "droll" (that is, ridiculous, behaving like buffoons, crazy).

    OUPblog

  • This remote, and perhaps imaginary, danger was averted by the submission of the sultan of Egypt: the honors of the prayer and the coin attested at Cairo the supremacy of Timour; and a rare gift of a giraffe, or camelopard, and nine ostriches, represented at

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • His incredulous expression attested that he had missed nothing of their exchange.

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus

  • Funds were then literally pushed out the door -- $30 million to limousine drivers who "attested" that they lost income when the World Trade Center fell; many millions to randomly chosen residents of lower Manhattan to help pay their utility bills; and, tens of millions to various powerful Red Cross chapters around the country who wanted their share of the largess. [sounds like "The Godfather IV"?]

    Richard Walden: How Much Is Too Much?

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