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By Christine Franzen

The educating of Latin remained vital after the Conquest yet Anglo-Norman now grew to become a language of guide and, from the 13th century onwards, a language to be discovered. in this interval English lexicographers have been extra a variety of, extra identifiable and their works extra diverse, for instance: the tremulous hand of Worcester created an previous English-Latin word list, and Walter de Bibbesworth wrote a favored contextualized verse vocabulary of Anglo-Norman state existence and actions. The works and strategies of Latin students similar to Adam of Petit aspect, Alexander Nequam, and John of Garland have been influential during the interval. additionally, grammarians' and schoolmasters' books safeguard fabric which occasionally turns out to were written by way of them. the fabric mentioned levels from a twelfth-century thesaurus written at a minor monastic residence to 4 huge alphabetical fifteenth-century dictionaries, a few of which have been broadly on hand. a few fabric turns out to connect to the a lot prior outdated English glossaries in methods now not but totally understood.

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