Sunday, May 15, 2016

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Work on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae began in 1894. The projected finishing date: 2050. The dictionary is the subject of a wonderful story from NPR, The Ultimate Latin Dictionary, with photographs of handwritten dictionary slips. I like the account of working on res , which might be for this dictionary what the verb make is for the OED.

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