other; second; late Middle English replacement
Linguistica Silesiana, Vol. 38 (2017), s. 137-144
The article discusses the late Middle English replacement of the ordinal number
other by the Romance loanword second. The major cause of the change was the
ambiguity and polyfunctionality of the older native word. The study is based on the
language material from the Dictionary of Old English Corpus, the Middle English
Compendium and the Anglo-Norman Dictionary.