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Published: 22 October 2009

3,952 Pages | N/a


ISBN: 9780199208999

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Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

With additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English

Edited by Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon

  • The largest thesaurus in the world and the first historical thesaurus for any of the world's languages
  • A complete sense inventory for English from Old English to the present day, based on the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Thematic system of classification provides a unique view into the development of words with similar meaning over time
  • Chronological ordering of synonyms, showing dates of first recorded use in English, with earliest synonyms first
  • 800,000 words and meanings and 235,000 entry categories (Volume 1) plus comprehensive Index (Volume 2) for cross reference and alphabetical lookup

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