James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Entelechy and addoulce. With these two Hermophrodite phrases, being halfe Latin and halfe English, hast thou puld out the very guts of the inkehorne.
Thomas Nashe, Strange News (1592

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