I am (still) very much a Newbie which will be obvious from my questions.
When I retired I gave myself a well-earned treat and bought both the L&S and OUD dictionaries
after going through the various threads about such choices that were here about a year ago or so.
I figured that if I settled on one I really liked best I could easily E-bay the other one at a later time.
Despite having both(!) of these fine books in HC I still run into problems and would like your ideas.
First of all: How to handle words that are beyond your level?
That is, words whose endings, etc. in actual usage might be beyond your existing Newbie text book vocabulary. A really simple, obvious example might be,
, which is the title of map #1 from S. Butler's outstanding Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography; A godsend to any student of Antiquity if ever there was. I've struggled some with this which I think ought to be translated as, "Notable Places of the Old(ancient) World." There is no entry for "veteribus" on it's own;Orbis Veteribus Notus
You'd need to know all your various endings to figure out the root and some common words are not
given with every possible suffix out there. I've yet to find an easily consulted list that says something
like, "if your word ends with [blank]-suffix, it likely means this,..."
Secondly: What is the best English-to-Latin dictionary, if there is one?
Since this might provide another avenue to learning.
I admit that better study on my part is an eventual answer. But I really enjoy the history of Antiquity: it's the reason I would ever even try to learn classical languages in the first place. So I often try to handle stuff that may be over my head in langauge but are the topics I'm eager to read about. Anyway, I'd welcome any thoughts on tackling words that may be obscure or over your level. Plus, finding a really good Eng.-to-Latin text would be awesome as well.
My Thanks in Advance,