Germanic Lexicon Project
Welcome to the Germanic Lexicon Project
Special notice, 24 September 2006
Much of the project has been migrated to a new host. Please report any broken features on the message board.
The goal of this project is to create comprehensive online coverage of the lexicons of the early Germanic languages. All of the data is available free of charge and free of copyright or other intellectual property encumbrance.
You are welcome to copy the data on this site, repost it, modify it, incorporate it into other works, etc. There are no restrictions. The only request is that you give due credit to the Germanic Lexicon Project for digitizing the data.
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Click on the Volunteer tab above to see how you can help.
The Texts page contains numerous copyright-expired dictionaries and grammars of the older Germanic languages. These are in various stages of being digitized. Some are available only as scanned page images. Others are available as online text, sometimes corrected and sometimes not.
The Search page allows you to search some of the texts in the collection.
The Messages board is a message board where you can discuss the early Germanic languages and digitizing historical linguistic materials. You can use it like an ordinary chat board.The message board system has an extra feature: you can make editorial comments "in the margins" of the online dictionaries. If you comment on a dictionary entry, your comment is available when that entry is displayed in the search system.
The Volunteer page contains a sophisticated web-based system which allows you to reserve a dictionary page, correct it, and submit the corrections. Please volunteer!
The About page contains various information about the project and about digitizing linguistic resources.