Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)

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Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of print and manuscript sources documenting the English language between the fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. LEME includes over 1,200 lexicons, 150 of which are fully searchable. Through these historical lexicons, researchers can see how speakers of early modern English described the meaning of words and their equivalents in other languages. The database includes monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises. 

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