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Eighteenth-century dictionary

July 19, 2013

There is so much at – monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, technical dictionaries, encyclopedias, etymological dictionaries, lots more – that I rarely go anywhere else to look something up or even stop to think about what they have. I just type something in the main search box and see the results from lots of sources. This is easy and usually works, but I miss some things: I only now realized that feb-web has a dictionary of eighteenth-century Russian, from the beginning of the alphabet up to Непоцелование. There is something with the same title at, but even though it claims to be a language dictionary, it seems to be a biographical encylopedia of people who lived in the 1700s. There are several other reference books for literature at feb-web, too.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2013 8:16 am

    I’m a big user, too, and, like you, didn’t realize feb-web has so many offerings. I’ve used some of their resources (their Слово о полку Игореве dictionary came in very handy a few months ago!) but have always been so focused on whatever task was at hand that I never explored their site. So thank you!

  2. July 19, 2013 8:46 am

    I too am glad to be reminded of this easily overlooked resource.

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