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Glossarium – Sveo-Gothicum: en underlig ordbok eller ett bidrag till forskningen?

Journal article
Authors Anna Helga Hannesdottir
Published in LexicoNordica
Issue 26
Pages 35-54
ISSN 0805-2735
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Swedish
Pages 35-54
Language sv
Keywords Språkhistoria, lexikografihistoria, Haquin Spegel, polyglottordbok
Subject categories Swedish language


Haquin Spegel’s Glossarium – Sveo-Gothicum (1712) marks an important step in the history of Swedish lexicography. Liberating his dictionary from the Latin-based tradition, the author himself compiled the lemma list. However, the information provided in the entries is not typical of any specific type of dictionary. In this article, the mono-, bi- and multilingual features of the Glossarium are described. This survey leads to the issue of Spegel’s aim with his effort. In addition to producing a Swedish dictionary, he also intended to further the knowledge of Swedish in the international science community and to contribute to an ongoing work on a polyglot dictionary: a lexicon harmonicum.

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