The "Onomasiological Dictionary of the Romance Languages" is designed as a contribution to a comparative description of the major Romance tongues. Grouping the vocabulary of these languages on the basis of a number of selected notional fields, the description proceeds from a 'noemic' (conceptual) system in each case serving as a tertium comparationis to which the lexical realisations in the vocabularies of the Romance languages are then related. This dictionary thus fills a gap in the field of Romance lexicography. Proceeding from a number of different noemic systems, the work is also innovative from the methodological point of view. The series has been discontinued with the publication of volume 6.