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Postby Keesa » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:24 pm

Reading Benissimus's post about the dictionary made me wonder...are there any Latin/English dictionaries on Textkit? I looked up in the "Learn Latin" section (of the site, not of the forum ;)), but I didn't see one.
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:50 pm

<br />I could neither find any Latin Dictionaries nor any Greek Dictionaries on Textkit.<br /><br />I really like using William Whitaker's WORDS dictionary which you can download for use on your computer.<br /><br />http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm<br /><br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 28, 2003 1:06 am

Textkit doesn't have any dictionaries (to my knowledge). The fact is that it probably doesn't need any either. There are many good dictionaries on the net and that you can easily and cheaply afford (it's not like a textbook where you might be deprived of them in certain areas). A dictionary would be a lot of work; just think about poor Jeff and his kids scanning 1000+ pages, just to produce something which is already abundant :(
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:04 am

<br />Good point. Besides, I'd rather have Jeff slave over his copier/scanner/computer doing the Greenough Beginner to Intermediate Latin Reader. ;D<br /><br />On the other hand ... if it happens to be the Oxford Latin Dictionary, then sure why not? That would be most excellent! ;D ;D ;D<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:07 am

Sure why not? I'll be about 100 when that thing is public domain (assuming no further copyright law changes) and Jeff will be about 130. But what the heck? :D
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:20 am

<br />I forgot to ask you earlier ... is the Oxford Latin Dictionary a Latin to English dictionary only? Or does it also have an English to Latin section?<br /><br />I was at Borders bookstore today and found a large English to Latin dictionary (no Latin to English section). I don't remember the name of it, but it is NOT an Oxford, however it was kinda reminiscent of an Oxford in that the layout was similar with its small print and its three or four columns per page.<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:29 am

I'm afraid it is only Latin-English, but it is very nice. It is much like most English dictionaries in that it shows etymology (my favorite part of the dictionary :)) It's interesting because it shows Oscan, Umbrian, Greek, Sanskrit, sometimes Etruscan, and other Indo-European languages' cognates and derivatives, which are very interesting. Sadly, I cannot carry it around everywhere I go, so I am parted from it for the weekend while I am away from home :'(
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:42 am

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=731;start=0#7125 date=1064716195]<br />It's interesting because it shows Oscan, Umbrian, Greek, Sanskrit, sometimes Etruscan, and other Indo-European languages' cognates and derivatives, which are very interesting. [/quote]<br /><br />Really! Now that's really cool! 8) I would really love to take a closer look at this book. I have yet to stumble upon this dictionary at one of the larger bookstores. But I know that even if I do, it'll probably be boxed up or shrink wrapped so people can't browse through it.<br /><br />
Sadly, I cannot carry it around everywhere I go, so I am parted from it for the weekend while I am away from home :'(<br />
<br /><br />Sure you can! Stick it in a large bag and carry it with you. You'll kill two birds with one stone ... it'll also mean you won't have to join a gym for weight training. ;D<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby Keesa » Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:47 am

Thanks for the link, Mariek! It's most helpful! :)
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:46 am

<br />Yes, William Whitaker's WORD dictionary is really handy. I have it installed on my computer at home and also on a couple of computers at work. It's only a Latin to English lookup. Sometimes I wish there was something similar for English to Latin lookups. But that's not going to be an issue soon. I placed an order for a 2nd dictionary -- no, it's not the OLD -- which should arrive in a week or so. This means I can keep one dictionary and home, and the other at work. Sometimes I just prefer to do things the old fashioned way... with a book! The only thing I have to decide is which one stays home and which one stays at work.<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby MDS » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:48 am

Which dictionary did you buy as your 'second?'
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby klewlis » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:56 am

wow! I just downloaded WORDS and it is so great! Why didn't I discover this sooner??? Is it in the Outside links forum yet??<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:08 am

[quote author=MDS link=board=6;threadid=731;start=0#7195 date=1064810890]<br />Which dictionary did you buy as your 'second?'<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I chose Cassell's Latin Dictionary. It was one of the dictionaries recommended from the Latin Dictionaries thread, here : http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic . php?t=232;start=0<br /><br />Do you think I should keep this one at home or at work?<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby MDS » Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:15 am

Yes, I am looking at purchasing that one myself.<br /><br />I would keep the one you feel is better, wherever you get the most work done.
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:16 am

[quote author=klewlis link=board=6;threadid=731;start=0#7200 date=1064811386]<br />wow! I just downloaded WORDS and it is so great! Why didn't I discover this sooner??? Is it in the Outside links forum yet?? [/quote]<br /><br />Hmm... I know this has been mentioned many times in various discussion threads, but I don't think it has been mentioned in Outside Links, so I just posted it there. <br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby benissimus » Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:22 am

I posted it when that forum had just opened. It's sunk to the back page so it's no big deal if you duplicated it. ;)
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:43 pm

It's worth duplicating. <br /><br />I've got a feeling that Words is going to be very useful to me...I'm getting to the point where I want to start reading Latin! I've been progressing much more rapidly now, but I'm still not reading anything other than their little sentences. Jumping in at the deep end (I was thinking of a copy of the Confessions of St. Augustine I found somewhere in Latin...) is getting more and more tempting.
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:00 pm

<br />The beauty of WORDS is that it's a small simple low-overhead application. And I can do quick lookups on my computer while at work without having to look like I'm not doing work. ;) For all my boss knows, it could be an Rconsole window ... it's really hard to tell from a short distance. ;D<br /><br />What I really should do is figure out what all the abbreviations mean. I'm referring to all the columns that appear after the words.<br /><br />
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby Carola » Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:55 pm

The other good thing about Words is that you can type in a word with the endings and it still gives you a meaning. Some of those 3rd Dec. verbs have such irregular perfect tense endings it is hard to know what to look up. I have guessed from my knowledge of how the sounds changed (ie "reg-si" becomes "rexi") but I can still guess totally wrong at times! <br />Mariek - you will become familiar with the abbreviations as you get further into Latin as they are all quite sensible; it is a bit difficult though when you are faced with "subj" and you haven't done subjunctives yet. I must be progressing with my university course because I can now understand everything I see in Words - a good sign. Speaking of links - I did email Jeff a complete page of links I did some time ago but there may have been technical problems putting it on the site. If anyone wants it just let me know.
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:46 am

I was going to make a list of the abbreviations just now, but then I realized how many of them there would be and a different set for each part of speech. Parsing is such a bore... so you're on your own :P
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:41 am

<br />Geez, you're a lot of help! :P<br /><br />Well, I'll just patiently wait for the day when it will all come together as Carola mentions it will.<br /><br />
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some links to latin dictionaries-->>

Postby makaush » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:12 pm

hey guyz!! :)<br /><br /><br /> 'WORDS' is a very cool program...but you also have a windows gui based program of similar type called 'QUICKLATIN'..available...here>>> http://www.quicklatin.com......AND...you'll find even more dictionaries here>>>> http://www.freelang.net/.......ALSO a greek dictionary HERE>>>> http://www.quickgreek.com<br /><br /><br /><br />arrivederci!! 8)
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Re:Latin Dictionary?

Postby mariek » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:55 pm

<br />Cool! Thanks for the links. We're always looking for new resources on the web. :)<br /><br />What? No OSX or Linux versions? Oh well...<br /><br />
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My dictionary arrived!

Postby mariek » Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:38 am


I just had to share this bit of news... my Cassell's Latin-English Dictionary arrived today! :) I think I'll keep this one at work. It looks quite nice on my desk ... and it'll give visitors something to ask about if they notice it.
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Postby benissimus » Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:04 am

Don't forget to take the cover off! ;)
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Re: My dictionary arrived!

Postby Keesa » Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:06 pm

mariek wrote:
I just had to share this bit of news... my Cassell's Latin-English Dictionary arrived today! :) I think I'll keep this one at work. It looks quite nice on my desk ... and it'll give visitors something to ask about if they notice it.


YAY!! I'm happy for you! It always seems to take forever for my books to come in. It doesn't really, of course, but it feels like it.

And yes, anything to do with a scholarly foreign language looks very impressive on a desk...even just a foreign language is impressive. I like to keep my French textbook and my Greek letters posterpage on my desk downstairs. Now, if only I could find a way to keep PDF files lying around in casual view...I'll have to work on that one. :)
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Dictionary?

Postby Magistra » Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:19 pm

I recently found a large list of online Latin Dictionaries:

http://www.italatin.com/latin.html

There should be something for everyone here.

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Postby Keesa » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:42 pm

Neat site-thanks!

Have you put it into the Outside Links forum yet?
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Postby benissimus » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:46 pm

Yes, awesome :D
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Latin dictionaries link

Postby mariek » Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:08 am

Wicked cool! Thanks for the link.
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