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A Chinese dictionarythe c. Philitas of Cos fl.
Written in verse, it listed around 10, words. The oldest existing Japanese dictionary, the c. In Frahang-i PahlavigAramaic heterograms are listed together with their translation in Middle Persian language and phonetic transcription in Pazand alphabet.
Arabic dictionaries were compiled between the 8th and 14th centuries CE, organizing words in rhyme order by the last syllableby alphabetical order of the radicalsor according to the alphabetical order of the first letter the system used in modern European language dictionaries.
The Qamus al-Muhit is the first handy dictionary in Arabic, which includes only words and their definitions, eliminating the supporting examples used in such dictionaries as the Lisan and the Oxford English Dictionary. The Catholicon by Johannes Balbusa large grammatical work with an alphabetical lexicon, was widely adopted.
It served as the basis for several bilingual dictionaries and was one of the earliest books in to be printed. In Ambrogio Calepino 's Dictionarium was published, originally a monolingual Latin dictionary, which over the course of the 16th century was enlarged to become a multilingual glossary. In Robert Estienne published the Thesaurus linguae latinae and in his son Henri Estienne published the Thesaurus linguae graecaewhich served up to the 19th century as the basis of Greek lexicography.
It served as the model for similar works in French and English.
Between and was published the Vocabulario portughez e latino written by Raphael Bluteau. The Totius Latinitatis lexicon by Egidio Forcellini was firstly published in ; it has formed the basis of all similar works that have since been published. The first edition of A Greek-English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott appeared in ; this work remained the basic dictionary of Greek until the end of the 20th century.
In the same year appeared the first volume of the Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal which was completed in The Duden dictionary dates back toand is currently the prescriptive source for the spelling of German.
The decision to start work on the Svenska Akademiens ordbok was taken in The word "dictionary" was invented by an Englishman called John of Garland in — he had written a book Dictionarius to help with Latin "diction".
The only surviving copy is found at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. This dictionary, and the many imitators which followed it, was seen as unreliable and nowhere near definitive.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield was still lamenting inyears after Cawdrey's publication, that it is "a sort of disgrace to our nation, that hitherto we have had no… standard of our language; our dictionaries at present being more properly what our neighbors the Dutch and the Germans call theirs, word-books, than dictionaries in the superior sense of that title.
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