This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.
Frequently Asked Questions This page has been put together by many people on the Forums. The Frequently Asked Questions thread was started by "noclip" after the game came out, and many people have contributed to the list to ensure everyone's questions are answered. Frequently Asked Questions