Title continues: "in quo tam Hodierno usu Frequentata Vocabula, quam in Legum Patriarum Tabulis Aliisque aevi medii Scriptis Obvia Explicantur, et ex Dialectis Cognatis, Moesogothica, Anglo-Saxonica, Alemannica, Islandica Ceterisque Gothicae et Celticae Originis Illustrantur. Tomus Prior et Tomus Posterior." Johan Ihre (1707-1780) was a Swedish philologist and historical linguist who worked as Professor of Rhetoric and Politics at the University of Uppsala. This is the first comprehensive dictionary of Swedish, though its definitions are in Latin. Ihre demonstrated the origin of words in Old Swedish forms and compared them to cognates in other languages. In accordance with the historical speculations common at the time and derived from Icelandic sources, Ihre thought that the language had been brought to the Nordic countries by Odin himself.
Publisher: Typis Edmanianis
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1769
Place Published: Uppsala, Sweden
Condition: Ex library-very good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols. in 1. , xlviii p. + 1186 columns, , 2040 columns. Engraved vignettes on title pages and engraving at top of each first page. Rebound with leather spine and marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Library ink stamp and repaired edges to first title. Ink number on rear of first title. Tears in pp. xxix to xxxiv. Some foxing.