the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae : dictionary Germans have been working on since 1890s

Arthur Peabody

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'Latin Dictionary's Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting)'
'When German researchers began working on a new Latin dictionary in the 1890s, they thought they might finish in 15 or 20 years.
'In the 125 years since, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (T.L.L.) has seen the fall of an empire, two world wars and the division and reunification of Germany. In the meantime, they are up to the letter R.'
'The first entry, for the letter A, was published in 1900. The T.L.L. is expected to reach its final word -- "zythum," an Egyptian beer -- by 2050.'
'An online version costs $379 for individual yearly access. Many universities have subscriptions, but to improve access, this year the T.L.L. posted PDFs [] of entries through the letter P for free online.'