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Letter from the Editor of LEME

Today our host the University of Toronto Library, our publisher the University of Toronto Press, and myself as Editor release the second edition of the LEME website. It hopes to meet expectations that advancing standards and technology have created in the past twelve years. Read more

Word of The Day

Glossator, or Glossographer, he that makes a Glosse or Comment to interpret the hard meaning of words or things.
Edward Phillips, The New World of English Words (1598)
James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece

James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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