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mature

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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fully developed or ripened (lit. and fig.). XV. — L. mātūrus timely, early, f. *mātu- (as in next), rel.

Reference Entry.  52 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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