zythum

A century-old Medieval Latin dictionary JUST COMPLETED!

This groundbreaking medieval Latin dictionary project had first begun in 1913, before even the outbreak of the First World War. The original drafters at Oxford were ambitious - they wanted to make a comprehensive medieval Latin equivalent to the Oxford Latin Dictionary. And now, some 101 years after work on this massive project began, it is complete! This is a once-in-a-few-centuries event. The previous large-scale medieval Latin dictionary was completed in the 17th century.

In case you were wondering, the final entry was “zythum”, a type of fermented malt drink.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-28952646