[Milton-L] Lexicons of Early Modern English now includes over 722, 000 word-entries

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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 ( <http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=26>
Promptorium Parvulorum,
<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=21> Catholicon
Anglicum,  <http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=537>
Medulla Grammatice in Pepys MS 2002, and
<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=35> Ortus). 


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

.         Richard Recorde, Vrinal (1547)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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