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The Dictionary of Old English

The Dictionary of Old English defines the first chapter of the English Language.

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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period C.E. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.

2014 Report

Each year The Dictionary of Old English produces a report on the progress of the Project.

2014 Friends

Sample Entry

A sample entry from the Dictionary of Old English

Research Tools

Variant Phrase Search, List of Texts, and Links.

Word of the Week

Discover an unpublished DOE word every week.

Publications:

Free Access

Setup an account at the DOE Online Store to start your 20 free logins to both the DOE online and DOE Web Corpus. See FAQ for details.

A-G Dictionary

An essential electronic reference for all scholars of Old and Middle English.

Available:

Online | CD-ROM

Old English Corpus

A database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text.

Available:

Online | CD-ROM

Distribution Map

Map of where the Dictionary of Old English publications have been distributed electronically.

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