Definition - A name for the adjectives the (the definite article) and a and an (the indefinite articles), and their equivalents in other languages.

1. Some consider the article to be one of the parts of speech.

Etymology -
The term derives from the Latin articulus, the diminutive of artus, a joint.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1530:
"Besydes the viii partes of speche commen betwene them and the latines…they have also a nynth part of reason whiche I call article, borrowyng the name of the Grekes."
(Palsgr. Introd. 14)

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