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Comparison of Ancient Greek dictionaries

The following tables compare Ancient Greek dictionaries, in any language.

Main lexicographical works

Title Publisher/author First published Latest edition Year Pages Entries (approx.) source citations volumes Translation language Period covered Notes
Thesaurus Graecae Linguae Henri Estienne 1572 5 Latin
Kritisches griechisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch Johann Gottlob Schneider 1797 German
Handwörterbuch der griechischen Sprache Franz Passow 1819 4th 1831 German
Griechisch-Deutsches Handwörterbuch Wilhelm Pape 1842 German
A Greek–English Lexicon Liddell, Scott, Jones, McKenzie 1843 9th 1940 (9th edition), 1996 (supplement) 2,042, plus 320 pages of the 1996 supplement 116,502 English 8th c. BCE – 2nd c. CE
Dictionnaire grec-français Anatole Bailly 1895 26th 2020 2,230 107,809 1 French
A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Richard John Cunliffe 1924 3 2012 427, plus 64 supplemental 9809 >46,900 1 English Homeric
Vocabolario greco-italiano Lorenzo Rocci 1939 3rd 1943 2,074 150,000 1 Italian In 2011 was released a new edition with restyled graphics and some corrections and modernizations
A Patristic Greek Lexicon Geoffrey Hugo Lampe 1961 1,568 1 English 2nd c. CE – 9th c. CE
Diccionario Griego-Español Spanish National Research Council 1980 2019[1] 1,953 (up to ἐπισκήνωσις, vol.VIII) 8 (up to ἐπισκήνωσις)[2] Spanish Mycenaean - 6th c. CE In progress, up to ἐπισκήνωσις.
GI - Vocabolario della lingua greca Franco Montanari 1995 3rd 2013 2,400 140,000 1 Italian 8th c. BCE – 6th c. CE
Cambridge Greek Lexicon James Diggle et al., Cambridge University Press 2021[3] 1,500 approx 37,000+[4] 2 English 8th c. BCE – 2nd c. CE (up to Plutarch)

Translated editions of dictionaries

Title Publisher/author First
published
Latest
edition
Year Pages Entries
(approx.)
Source
citations
Volumes Translation
language
Period
covered
Translation
from
Dizionario illustrato greco-italiano Liddell, Scott, Jones, McKenzie, Q. Cataudella, M. Manfredi, F. Di Benedetto 1975 1,568 >35,000 1 Italian Middle Liddell
GE -The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek Franco Montanari, Madeleine Goh, Chad Schroeder 2015 2,431 140,000 1 English 8th c. BCE – 6th c. CE Italian 3rd edition
GD - Wörterbuch Griechisch-Deutsch Franco Montanari, Michael Meier-Brügger, Paul Dräger 2023 2,990 140,000 1 German 8th c. BCE – 6th c. CE Italian 3rd edition
Σύγχρονο λεξικό της αρχαίας ελληνικής γλώσσας Franco Montanari, Αντώνιος Ρεγκάκος 2013 3rd 2018 2,446 140,000 1 Modern Greek 8th c. BCE – 6th c. CE Italian 3rd edition

Etymological and other dictionaries

Title Publisher/author First published Latest edition Year Pages Entries (approx.) source citations volumes Translation language Period covered Notes
Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque Pierre Chantraine 1968 1980 1,436+ 78pp. supplement 4 (in a single vol. in 2009) French
Etymological Dictionary of Greek Robert Beekes 2009 1,808+ 64pp. introduction 7,500 2 English

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Editorial CSIC : Libro : Diccionario griego-español. Volumen VIII". editorial.csic.es. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  2. ^ "Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE) VIII exauros - episkenosis". hdl:10261/201547. Archived from the original on 2024-03-17. Retrieved 2024-06-02.
  3. ^ Holroyd, A. J. (13 April 2021). "Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon". www.classics.cam.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2024.
  4. ^ Methodology and Future Use Archived 2024-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, Cambridge Greek Lexicon
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