Welcome to A Word Is Born, a digital project about the Dictionary of Old English.
The DOE's research collection includes a reference library of dictionaries; at least one copy of each known Old English text; semantic and…
The Dictionary of Old English was born in 1970, at the University of Toronto, under the guidance of its founder...
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A help manual for the Dictionary of Old English and the Dictionary of Old English Corpus (July 2014).
How to use the DOE and the Corpus to mine primary texts and research history, law, medicine--even without a background in Old English
How to search the DOE Corpus for multiple words: phrases, word combinations, expressions. Includes regular expression and proximity searches.