LEME: Lexicons of Early Modern English

An "historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods....Charles C. Fries would have recognized LEME to be a source of "contemporary comments" that illustrate word usage."


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  • From the advent of printing to about 1700

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