Dictionary of Old English

Dictionary of Old English

Dictionary of Old English is a dictionary of the English language as used from its origin circa 600 through 1150 A.D. It is based on a wide range of texts, which vary in date, dialect, and genre. It includes a list of every spelling for each word, frequency counts for each word, usage labels noting when a word is only used in specific circumstances (such as within a class of texts,  within a particular period or dialect, or by a single author), and exhaustive citations for all words of twelve or fewer occurrences.

The dictionary is a work in progress, and it is being completed letter by letter. The first half of the alphabet is complete, while letters later in the alphabet have not yet been released.

Dates covered

English vocabulary from 600 - 1150 A.D.

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