Monday, December 14, 2009

Ancient Abbreviations

It is easy enough to find the list of abbreviations in BDAG, if you own it, and perhaps the same for LSJ. However, for those of us using the Liddell Scott Lexicon online, it seems impossible to find the abbreviations.

So here is an excellent source, at the DICCIONARIO GRIEGO-ESPAÑOL on their abbreviations page.

So often, I read somewhere that a word had such and such an origin, where the commenter assumes that lexicon references to occurences of a word are listed in chronological order with the earlier ones being first. This is not the case.

You can now look up a reference at DGE and then plug the name into wikipedia and find out what century the reference belongs to and notice that, lo and behold, the references are listed according to the meaning and use, not according to chronology.

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