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latin to English dictionary

Postby Dimitri » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:34 pm

Can someone please recommend a very good latin to english dictionary for me.

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Re: latin to English dictionary

Postby edonnelly » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:24 pm

I guess "good" is a bit of a relative term, but a great dictionary, which is entirely free, is Lewis & Short, and the best interface for it is through the entirely free program Diogenes (which also does a ton of other useful stuff, like parse Latin and Greek words, and includes the LSJ dictionary for ancient Greek stuff). Anyway, you can download it from the author:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/

He has made Windows, Mac and Linux versions. Another nice feature is that the entire thing is local on your computer, so there is no need for an active internet connection, and your lookups are instantaneous (unlike, say Perseus, where you often wait quite a long time for the result page).
The lists:
G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library
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Re: latin to English dictionary

Postby adrianus » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:12 am

A very good dictionary which is not free and very expensive is the Oxford Latin Dictionary.
Perbonum dictionarium non gratuitum magìs carissimum est hoc: The Oxford Latin Dictionary.
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Re: latin to English dictionary

Postby Dimitri » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:11 pm

Thank you very much for both responses! I downloaded Diogenes and i'm testing it now!

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Re: latin to English dictionary

Postby thesaurus » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:14 pm

If you don't want to download the Lewis and Short dictionary via Diogenes, I like to use an online version of it here: http://athirdway.com/glossa/

It's the L&S dictionary online with a handy interface.
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