A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic / Edition 2

A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic / Edition 2

by Geir T. Zoega, Geir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802086594

ISBN-13: 9780802086594

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Originally published in 1910 by Clarendon Press, Oxford, this dictionary was created by Zoëga (1857-1928) to assist scholars of medieval prose writings in Old Icelandic. He included words that scholars might encounter and not recognize from any knowledge they might have of modern Icelandic, and left out the purely poetic vocabulary—excepting the Edda poems, of

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Originally published in 1910 by Clarendon Press, Oxford, this dictionary was created by Zoëga (1857-1928) to assist scholars of medieval prose writings in Old Icelandic. He included words that scholars might encounter and not recognize from any knowledge they might have of modern Icelandic, and left out the purely poetic vocabulary—excepting the Edda poems, of course—and a number of compounds occurring only in legal, theological, or technical works. Such borders blur however, he admits, and has included rather than excluded the questionable when possible. More often than not, he quotes a passage showing the usage. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086594
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
MART: The Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching Series, #41
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.41(d)

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