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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bable, Babil(e, v. Also: babyl, baible. [ME. bable, babel, babil (13th c.), OF. babiller, Du. and LG. Babbelen.] intr. and tr. To babble.c1520-c1535 Nisbet III. 325 (thocht thai can babile monye thingis of fayth). 1533 Gau 83/17 (thay haiff bablit lange with the lippis). c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2319 (to thame aye babland on our beidis). 1562-3 Winȝet I. 75/29 (to bable thair beleif); 97/18.

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