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More than half a century in the making, the two-volume Oxford Latin Dictionary is the world's most authoritative dictionary of Classical Latin, offering unsurpassed coverage of the language of Rome from its beginnings until AD 200. As well as 40,000 headwords and 100,000 senses, the dictionary includes a vast collection of illustrative quotations taken from the canon of classical literature.
Includes approximately 17,000 words with the common meanings of the Latin terms found in church writings. Entries cover Scripture, Canon Law, the Liturgy, Vatican II, the early church fathers, and theological terms.
Designed to give readers a simple but accurate idea of a Latin expression, this dictionary compiles, translates, and briefly explains the phrases found in theological writings and canon law that may puzzle readers unfamiliar with Latin or the theological meaning and nuances of these terms.
Alexander Souter was a Scottish biblical scholar, specializing in the text of the New Testament and Latin commentaries on the Pauline epistles. In 1937 he became editor-in-chief of what was envisioned to be the Oxford Latin Dictionary, but World War II ultimately led to his producing this more sharply-focused Glossary.
An indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages in Britain from the sixth century to the sixteenth. The Dictionary both records the usage of Classical and Late Latin in this period, and charts the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources.