[lit-ideas] Words and teeth

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
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  • Date: 29 Jun 2004 10:19:00 PDT

Blast it. I thought I made 'dentify' up. I hope JL will sent my post as a
citation to the folks in charge of the OED.

Robert Paul
Aha. Notably, the OED does not yet seem to recognise the verb-form (which  
pre-exists in French) -- just the nouning, 'dentification':
     f. L. dens, dent-em, tooth + -fication. 
     The cognate verb would be  dentify. So in mod.F. (Littr$E9.)
     Conversion into the substance  of a tooth, 
     formation of dentine. (Cf. ossification.) 
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