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Greek Lexicography

Patrick James

in Classics

ISBN: 9780195389661
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389661-0061
Greek Lexicography

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Lexicography involves the collection of evidence relating to the meaning and usage of words, the identification and arrangement of the distinct senses of those words, and the presentation in a lexicon or dictionary of a kind of biography for each word. Although such work draws on etymological studies and on research into word formation, derivation, and compounding, since these are disciplines in their own right within linguistics and philology, they are not treated in this bibliography. Also, personal and place names may contribute to our understanding of word formation and the semantics of Greek vocabulary, and words certainly should be studied in their cultural context. However, works that are primarily onomastic in character rather than semantic or encyclopedic are not included here, although a few starting points are listed under Onomastic Works.

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical Art and Architecture ; Classical History ; Classical Literature ; Classical Philosophy

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