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All this will help us to keep the site running.

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I appreciate this online version

Thank you so much for creating and keeping up this site.

I use it regularly in my research and I inform my students about its existence.

I have also written about the existence of this site in a survey of the history of English historical linguistics in one of my publications:

Hegedűs, Irén. English historical linguistics in East-Central and Eastern Europe. In: Historical Linguistics of English. An International Handbook, Volume II. ed. by Alexander Bergs & Laurel Brinton. [HSK - Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 34.2] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1375-1396.

The reference is on page 1378.

Best wishes,


The best for Anglo-saxon students

Thanks! This site is simply a gift for me and for all those who try to study Old English without following any lesson! Though may I advise you to create categories linking to the words by their grammatical types (a category for verbs with subdivisions showing strong and weak verbs, classes of strong and weak verbs... like they do on wiktionary), it would be easier to find words somtimes when we search for adjectives for example... Beside from this, this site is the very best one I found! Well done!!!


I am taking an introductory class in Anglo-Saxon and am finding this site invaluable.

An excellent research tool!

Thank you for providing this excellent dictionary! I really don't know what I would do without it, and I have obviously recommended it to my students as well. I will gladly give credit where credit is due when publishing my research, and if anyone needs convincing that this is a project well worthy of support, I hope this helps.

Many greetings from Berlin!

Kirsten Middeke, Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin

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Dear colleagues, my most sincere compliments to you, this site is a great opportunity for all those students that are appoaching to the study of O.E.

The only thing you should improve in your dictionary is the addition of the different Strong classes in the verb information brackets.

Best regards


Giuseppe P.

Institute of German Studies - University of Catania

Giuseppe,  Thanks for your


Thanks for your suggestions and using the site. We are in fact currently working on a morphological analyzer and what you suggest will be one of its outcomes. Meanwhile, please use the links to Wrights grammar (where available).



I love this website: it's the most user-friendly Old English dictionary available. And it's essential in the development of my conlang. Keep it going. Thanks!

An Invaluable Asset

This is a boon to me, linguistics-wise. Even though I do not study OE, I am fascinated by the language (and languages by and large), and I use it everyday to look up words (surprisingly, I use it more than the ModE dictionaries). When I want to look up word origins, I always look to this.

I find it to be an invaluable asset - I think that it is wonderful I can have free access to these resources.

I think more people ought to study the history of our language, and I feel that OE truly represents what our English language is about. I truly bemoan the disconnection we have with the  humble origins of our language, but this free online dictionary keeps the Anglo-Saxon language alive (b/c it is archived, and not limited to the restrictions of paperbound dictionaries).

I hope this project keeps forever expanding.


Thank you.