Project Status: Complete

Welcome to the electronic Middle English Dictionary. The print MED, completed in 2001, has been described as “the greatest achievement in medieval scholarship in America.” Its 15,000 pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED, but goes far beyond this, by converting its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

Resource details:

Resource Type: Dictionary/GlossaryTeaching ResourcesText: Medieval

License: No Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates:  - 

Subject: General referenceMiddle English

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Dictionary, Glossary, GrammarTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and IrelandEurope

Original Language: EnglishMiddle English