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What Latin dictionary is the must-have or comes highly recommended for a home/desk dictionary (not pocket or portable)?
I keep seeing people with Cassell (the bookstore has it) - will this work or are there better choices?

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vitabeata
Aug. 28th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
When I did Latin boot camp we all had to buy the Elementary Lewis and Short. It's pricey but worth and it, along with its grow-up brother the plain old Lewis and Short, are available in searchable form online.

PS friending you on fb in order to introduce you to my monsters-teaching colleague.
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k_navit
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was hoping you'd have a sec to chime in :-)
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k_navit
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
knut_hamson
Aug. 28th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Chimes in supporting Lewis and Short.
k_navit
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks.
ceirseach.blogspot.com
Aug. 28th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Precisely because Lewis and Short is available online, I have the Oxford Latin Dictionary on my desk, and cross-check L&S and William Whitaker's Words (http://lysy2.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe%22), which will recognise declined/conjugated instances of words or alternate spellings as well, and has a helpful downloadable version (http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm) so you don't need the internet.
k_navit
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I knew the Whitaker's Words (for some insane, masochistic reason, I keep tackling writing projects involving languages I don't actually know yet), but I did not know it was available for download - excellent. I appreciate it.
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