The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.038 Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Date: January 28, 2015 at 9:41:49 AM EST
Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English
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Recently added to Lexicons of Early Modern English
§ Stephen Batman, "A note of Saxon wordes" (1581)
§ Edmund Bohun, Geographical Dictionary (1693): 11,681 word-entries
§ Richard Boothby, A Brief Discovery or Description of the Most Famous Island of Madagascar (1646)
§ Thomas Dekker, O per se O (1612)
§ John Heydon, "A Chymical Dictionary" (English; 1662): 70 word-entries.
§ Gregory Martin, The New Testament of the English College of Rheims (1582)
§ Gerhard Mercator, Historia Mundi Or Mercator's Atlas (1635)
§ Guy Miège, A New Dictionary French and English, with another English and French (1677): 18,376 word-entries, 73,641 sub-entries
§ John Ogilby, Asia, the First Part (1673)
§ John Rider, Bibliotheca Scholastica (English-Latin, 1589): 42,000 word-entries and sub-entries.
§ Richard Rowlands, A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities (1605; Richard Verstegan; text replaced by an extended and analyzed version)
§ Nicholas Stone, Enchiridion of Fortification (1645)
§ John Thorie, The Theatre of the Earth (1601; place-names): 3,100 word-entries.
§ John Turner, A Book of Wines (1568)
Coming soon to LEME
§ Ortus Vocabulorum (Latin-English, 1500): 25,500 word-entries.
§ Henry Hexham, A Copious English and Netherdutch Dictionary (1647): 33,000 word-entries.
Lexicons of Early Modern English is a growing historical database offering scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the growth and development of the English language. With more than 660,000 word-entries from 199 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, glossaries, and linguistic treatises, encyclopedic and other lexical works from the beginning of printing in England to 1702, as well as tools updated annually, LEME sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.
Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!
200 Searchable lexicons
149 Fully analyzed lexicons
665 354 Total word entries
445 779 Fully analyzed word entries
574 231 Total analyzed forms and subforms
445 780Total analyzed forms
128 451 Total analyzed subforms
60 891 Total English modern headwords
LEME provides exciting opportunities for research for historians of the English language. More than a half-million word-entries devised by contemporary speakers of early modern English describe the meaning of words, and their equivalents in languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and other tongues encountered then in Europe, America, and Asia.
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