Talk:A Latin Dictionary

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Potential source for plain text?


Perseus Project recently released their source texts in a crazy xml voodoo format. If somebody with some mad text manipulation skills wants to put in a bit of time, this work could be completed. Prosody 09:09, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Do you have a direct link I can see ? John Vandenberg 09:23, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
This is the link. Uziel302 (talk) 07:26, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply has two [1][2] named "A Latin dictionary for schools" (1916). Probably a revised, abridged version? John Vandenberg (chat) 09:40, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

These two are definitely an abridged version. But the full Lewis and Short in a version other than Perseus's would be a useful thing to have. I think the Perseus search leaves something to be desired if what you have is a simple question. Haven't found a plain text version of it other than Perseus's crazy voodoo xml.User:Cberrius

This is not meant to be the whole dictionary, is it?


Why does this stop a the letter a. - Where is the real dictionary, other than in Perseus?Harry362 (talk) 12:11, 11 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

My copy sits on my shelf. The Wikisource copy is one of many projects that was started, but was then abandoned prior to completion, possibly because of the issues mentioned above. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:47, 11 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Lewis & Short - A Latin Dictionary, Oxford 1891: word list as txt-file


"But the full Lewis and Short in a version other than Perseus's would be a useful thing to have."

I agree. Dr. Johann Linhart from Salzburg ( has created a txt-file that can be used in Scrabble3D and Quackle, so that people can play Scrabble in Latin language against the computer or against playmates on the Scrabble3D-server. Scrabble3D is an Open Source project and the program can be downloaded here:

You will find the Latin Dictionary as on Once downloaded and decompressed, you can open the file latin.dic in any editor like Microsoft WordPad, Notepad++ and so on.

Licence: GNU General Public License, any commercial use is prohibited.

Release: 2014-06-11.

Comment: This word list is based for the most part on the Latin Dictionary by Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (Oxford 1891).

The word list latin.dic contains not only the lemmata, but also all inflected forms.

See even our Latin forum: (discussions about words in German)

Kind regards, Bussinchen