Trial until 12 Nov: Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from Prose Sources / Lexique de la prose latine de la Renaissance Online

The Classics Librarian, Charlotte Goodall, has set up a month-long trial of Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from Prose Sources  (Lexique de la prose latine de la Renaissance Online) which is also accessible via SOLO and Databases A-Z.

An online version of the first dictionary of Renaissance Latin, based on its second revised print edition. It records the vocabulary of over 230 Latin prose authors from different regional backgrounds who wrote between c. 1300 and c. 1600, and gives translations in French and English in approximately 11,000 entries. A standard tool not only for latinists and neo-latinists, but also for historians, philosophers, theologians, historians of law, and intellectual historians working in the fields of Humanism, the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

Additional material is included in the online dictionary: Introduction, explanation of abbreviations and signs used in the dictionary and bibliography (in html format); Latin authors and texts of the Renaissance used in the dictionary, recapulative appendices of words of non-Latin origin, diminutives, and words classified by certain endings, as well as the original article by René Hoven, ‘Essai sur le vocabulaire néo-latin de Thomas More’ (in French only) are available in PDF format.


  • Search entry in Latin with auto-suggest once two letters have been input.
  • Full text search options in Latin, as well as in French and English.
  • Word wheel gives neighboring entries and quick browsing options
  • Search terms are highlighted in the entry.
  • Definitions are given in French and in English.
  • Source references and abbreviations are expandable upon mouse hover (indicated by underlining).
  • Etymological information is given.
  • Clickable cross-references to other entries.

Please send any feedback to by 12 November 2015.

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