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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Habitab(i)le, -abylle, a. [Late ME. habytable (Caxton), OF. habitable, L. habitābilis.] Habitable. — c1420 Wynt. iv. 1766.
A gret cuntre … And that, thai said, wes profytabille For to ma to thame habitabylle [v.rr. habitabile, habitable]
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 310/15.
Of thir partis of the erth the est & west is habitable to the ferrest end of the erth

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