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  • Oh, many of us have been guilty of premature tagging, mollusque. :-)

    November 9, 2007

  • Sorry, I tagged prematurely. I removed the "misspelling" tag and replaced it with a "dord" tag. Congratulations Verbophile on finding a mistake in the OED.

    November 9, 2007

  • Yeah, it looks like that tag doesn't really apply here.

    November 9, 2007

  • Thanks, Verbophile.

    Not sure it should be tagged as a misspelling. :-)

    November 8, 2007

  • OED2 does have a cross-reference from "demidiate" to "dimidiate", but the entry for "dimidiate" does not mention an alternate spelling. One of the quotations shows the spelling "dimediate", but none show "demidiate". A full text search of OED online shows that "demidiate" does not occur there, and the cross-reference to "dimidiate" has been removed.

    November 8, 2007

  • It's spelled both ways. See OED 2

    November 8, 2007

  • Verbophile, I've seen this word spelled dimidiate. Are there two spellings, do you know?

    November 5, 2007

  • Interesting. How is this pronounced? I suspect my first inclination--de MID i ate--is not correct given the apparent etymology.

    November 5, 2007

  • To halve or reduce to the half

    November 5, 2007