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Old 28 July 2008, 12:00 PM
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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology gives the first usage as "mistaken" for "to transgress", in Mannyng's Chronicle of England from 1388. The rest of the info is the same as the Online Etymological Dictionary except that it says "mistaka" is Old Icelandic rather than Old Norse. (Although I'd imagine the two are quite similar anyway.)
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