|*||(in etymological notes) hypothetical form.|
|[ ]||square brackets enclose the phonetic descriptions, the etymological notes, and explanations by editor inserted in quotations.
A date in square brackets is sometimes given for the first edition of a book, when that ed. has not been consulted, but when it is known to differ in some respect from the ed. used.
|¶||indicates that no evidence for the word in question has been found, beyond that quoted in the article.|