The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.346 Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Date: August 18, 2014 at 10:48:39 AM EDT
Subject: Recent Additions to Lexicons of Early Modern English
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.
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199 Searchable lexicons
148 Fully analyzed lexicons
664 546 Total word entries
444 971 Fully analyzed word entries
573 423 Total analyzed forms and subforms
444 972 Total analyzed forms
128 451 Total analyzed subforms
60 891 Total English modern headwords
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