14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Latin, rich, rich man; misunderstood as a proper name in Luke 16:19
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“Dives.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dives. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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