Project Status: Complete

Published by the University of Glasgow, the Thesaurus of Old English Project is an online resource that thematically arranges definitions of terms. Drawing from standard dictionaries of Old English, the project has created thematic entries that are cross referenced with one another. The project is fully searchable; while searching, a user may go directly to the thesaurus’ data or be directed off-site to one of the major dictionaries of Old English. The project has well over 40,000 entries.

Though free to use for individual users, the project makes explicit that large-scale use of data from the project is not allowed. Should users wish to analyze the Thesaurus’ corpus data, they should contact the creators.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogDictionary/GlossarySearchable Database

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 500 - 1200

Subject: DictionariesEarly English PeoplesEarly English StudiesEarly Germanic PeoplesEarly Medieval EnglandLinguisitcsLiteratureOld EnglishPhilology

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Textual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and IrelandEnglandEuropeScotland

Original Language: EnglishOld English