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Priscian (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Priscian

To break Priscian’s head; to write or speak false grammar. Priscian was a famous grammarian, who flourished at Constantinople in the year 525; and who was so devoted to his favourite study, that to speak false Latin in his company, was as disagreeable to him as to break his head.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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