A Totnes scholar: Edward Lye, MA
Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 12, (1880), pp. 497-500.
Prepared by Michael Steer
Edward Lye (born at Totnes 1694 - died 1767) was a scholar of Old English and Germanic philology. His Dictionarium Saxonico-et Gothico-Latinum, published posthumously in 1772, was a milestone in the development of Old English lexicography, surpassed only by, and substantially contributing to Joseph Bosworth's Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon language of 1838. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
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