Richard Huloet

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Richard Huloet was a 16th-century[1] English lexicographer. He was born at Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire.[2] He was a contemporary of Peter Levens, John Withals and John Veron.

According to some sources, he and Samuel Johnson were the first writers in the English language to use the term "honeymoon".[3][4] He was the author of the Abecedarium Anglico-Latinum (1552).[5]


  1. ^ Cepeda, Marlisse A. (2016-06-22). "This Is the Real Reason We Go on Honeymoons". Country Living. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  2. ^ Starnes, D. T. (1 January 1951). "Richard Huloet's "Abcedarium:" A Study in English-Latin Lexicography". 48 (4): 717–737. JSTOR 4172992. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Kerley, DeAnna (2014-01-14). "Where Does the Term "Honeymoon" Come From?". Mental Floss. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  4. ^ Harrison, Olivia (June 28, 2016). "Oh, So THIS Is Why Newlyweds Go On Honeymoons?". Refinery29. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  5. ^ Stein, Gabriele. 2006. Richard Huloet as a Recorder of the English Lexicon. In Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX), ed. R. W. McConchie et al., 24-33. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project

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