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Re: domesday list

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

  Does anyone know the origin of the term "Domesday list" or "Doemsday 
  book?"  I always thought it was a reference to the list Augustus Caesar 
  commanded to be made in the Bible (Luke2:1-3); am i correct, or is there 
  another reference?

Domesday Book - also Doomsday Book noun
    The written record of a census and survey of English landowners and
    their property made by order of William the Conqueror in
    1085-1086.  [From Middle English domesday, doomsday. See DOOMSDAY.]

doomsday - noun
    Judgment Day.  [Middle English domesday, from Old English domes dfg
    : dom, judgment. See DOOM + dfg, day. See DAY.]

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