A dictionary of words is a book that defines words and terms. The first dictionary of words was published on May 25, 1610. The Dictionary of Words by John Bullokar was published in the Stationers’ Register, which established the printer’s right to publish a dictionary. Bullokar’s dictionary introduced many archaisms. These archaisms are noted in the dictionary with a star. The dictionary went through 14 editions and the last was published in 1731.
Cawdrey’s dictionary of words
Cawdrey’s dictionary of English words was first published in 1604. This English dictionary was a work in progress that was meant to be accessible to the less-educated. It contained the definitions of words that had become common, as well as their historical and literary contexts. It helped push the English language into its Late Modern period. Although based on sources of the day, Cawdrey’s dictionary also includes modern-day words.
In the early 17th century, spelling was not standardized. There were up to 12 different spellings of the word malapert and eight different spellings of the word pirate. There were also 21 different spellings of the word measles. The dictionary was, in many ways, more of a synonym book than a dictionary.
Burgess’ dictionary is a lexicon of words that describe everyday language. The entries in the lexicon include abdabs, abortion, ill-shaped, detestable, and ugly. The dictionary’s creator, Jonathon Green, spent over 17 years on this project. While it’s an incomplete work, the dictionary’s existence is still fascinating.
Burgess’ dictionary was published in the year 1914. The book contains detailed definitions of the words, brief essays about their usage, and a clever eight-line poem that shows each word in action. It’s an enduring classic. But what’s new about this edition is the design and format of the book.
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
Thesaurus Latinae is a monumental dictionary of the Latin language, based on historical principles. Its coverage spans the language’s history from the time of its origins up to Isidore of Seville. It’s an indispensable tool for language students and scholars.
The Thesaurus is a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It aims to be the most comprehensive and scholarly reference work for Latin. Scholars from around the world use it in their research. The earlier volumes of the dictionary are more like lists of definitions. However, as new discoveries of ancient inscriptions continue to be made, researchers may be able to publish the final volume someday.
Thesaurus Latinae is a reference dictionary of Latin words published in Leipzig, Germany. It is considered one of the most important undertakings of modern times. This dictionary is based on historical principles and aims to create a complete lexicon of the Latin language. It covers words in all written Latin texts from the time of the Roman Empire to Isidore of Seville.
Johnson’s dictionary of words was not just a dictionary; it was an entire anthology of words, spanning two folio volumes, each about the size of a lectern bible. The dictionary’s content was extensive and complemented by literary quotations. Johnson cited Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, and popular press to explain each word’s meaning and context.
Johnson’s dictionary of words contained a grammar of the English language. It was divided into four sections, including etymology, syntax, and prosody. Each section explains the meaning of a word, and explains how it is used in speech. Johnson also discussed orthography, which is the study of how words are written.
Johnson’s dictionary of words received mixed reviews. The initial editions were well received, but later editions received much poorer reviews. One critic even claimed that Johnson did not know how to write a dictionary and that any schoolmaster could have done the same job.