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vicenzo  •  Link

"...Thus, the first Latin dictionaries did not have English definitions as a Latin dictionary today might have, but rather Latin definitions. Known as Thesaurae, these Latin-Latin dictionaries were much like current day English dictionaries which have English definitions; they were intended for those already fluent and skilled in Latin to better understand Latin words with which they might not be familiar. The greatest of these was the Dictionarium seu linguae latinae thesaurus, printed first in 1531 by Robert Estienne. Not surprisingly then, the first Greek dictionaries were Greek words with Latin definitions meant once again to help scholars already fluent in Latin understand Greek also. The greatest of these was the Thesaurus graecae linguae, a 5 volume work first printed in 1572 by Henri Estienne, the son of Robert...."
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Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Stephanus ( Henricus Secundus) Thesaurus Graecae Linguae. Cum Glossario et Indice. Presented to the Library of St Paul's School, by Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Navy Board, 1662. Folio. 5 vol. Parisiis et Genevae, 1572.
---Supplementary Catalogue of the St. Paul's School Library. 1859.

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Most books [in the St. Paul's School Library] were destroyed in the 1666 Fire, but some earlier books, including two Pepys donations survive. The library was re-established in 1670, and moved with the school to Hammersmith in 1884.
---A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. 1997

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