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Title: Altsächsisches Handwörterbuch / A Concise Old Saxon Dictionary
Written By: Heinrich Tiefenbach
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110232332-1
Description:

The vocabulary from the beginning of the Low German language, the period of
Old Saxon, has not been captured in a modern lexicon. This dictionary provides
the complete vocabulary, grammatically explained, with source references and
definitions in German and English. The manuscript sources are specified as to
library location and edition. A reverse keyword index and an index of Latin
source words round off the work.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Grammars
Subject Language(s): Saxon, Old
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110232349
Pages: 599
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ISBN-13: 9783110232332
Pages: 599
Prices: Europe EURO 199.95