About TOE Online


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TOE Online is an electronic version of the second impression of A Thesaurus of Old English, first published by King’s College London in 1995. Printed copies of the second impression (2000) are available from Rodopi of Amsterdam. A full account of the genesis and rationale of the project is contained in the introduction to these volumes.

The main purpose of TOE Online is to facilitate word retrieval by allowing the user to proceed direct to an entry without the need to consult the index or understand the overall structure of the thesaurus. Results are presented in thesaurus format. At the same time, we have devised searches of special relevance to Old English, such as the facility to search on parts of words. A novel feature of TOE Online is the inclusion of a comments field, which records more information about sources and other discussion points. Headword forms are usually those found in Clark Hall’s A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (4th ed., Cambridge, 1960), though sometimes follow other sources.

This project was funded by British Academy grant LRG - 37362.  Joanne Grant of Glasgow Media Services designed the website.

Project email address: arts-thesauri@glasgow.ac.uk