Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Levins: Manipulus Vocabulorum

Manipulus Vocabulorum by Peter Levins, edited by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1867)

This is a reverse English dictionary, originally published in 1570, organized alphabetically by the final syllable of each English word, and the English words are provided with Latin translations. As a specimen of 16th-century English and Renaissance Latinity, it is fascinating to browse through!


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