[Humanist] 29.687 pubs: Lexicons of Early Modern English at 722K entries

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 687.
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        Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 19:56:45 +0000
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>
        Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English now includes over 722,000 word-entries

Lexicons of Early Modern English now includes over 722,000 word-entries!
Lexicons of Early Modern English is an ever-expanding online database of historical English dictionaries, printed between 1475 and 1755. LEME offers scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the growth and development of the English language.

With the recent additions of the immense Latin-English text, Ortus Vocabulorum, White Kennett's very detailed etymological work, Parochial Antiquities (1695), and Nathan Bailey's 900-page Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1737), this incredible resource now boasts more than 722,000 word entries derived from 206 historical dictionaries! The addition of Ortus Vocabulorum completes LEME’s series of the four large Latin and English dictionaries in manuscript and print at the end of the fifteenth century (Promptorium Parvulorum,<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=26> Catholicon Anglicum<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=21>, Medulla Grammatice<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=537> in Pepys MS 2002, and Ortus).<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=35>

Recently added to Lexicons of Early Modern English - http://bit.ly/_leme

·         Richard Recorde, Vrinal (1547)

·         Peter Levins, Manipulus Vocabulorum<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=120> (1570)

·         William Thomas, Principal Rules of the Italian Grammar<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=70> (1550)

·         Gazophylacium Anglorum<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=680> (1689)

·         Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1737) http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=1349

·         White Kennett, Parochial Antiquities (1695)<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=684>

·         Ortus Vocabulorum (1500)<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=35>

Coming soon to LEME

·         Benjamin Defoe, A New English Dictionary (1735)

·         Henry Hexham, A Copious English and Netherdutch Dictionary (1647): 33,000 word-entries.

Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!
206 searchable lexicons
158 fully analyzed lexicons
722,617 total word entries
520,146 fully analyzed word entries
60,891 total English modern headwords

LEME sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language. LEME provides researchers with more than 722,000 word-entries from 206 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.

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.

For a partial bibliography of publications that employ LEME<http://bit.ly/_leme>, see here http://bit.ly/lemebibliohttp://bit.ly/lemebiblio

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