Dictionary of Old English reaches ‘I’!

The Toronto Dictionary of Old English: A to I is here!

Highlights include: in (‘in, on’), with ~11K occurrences; ic (‘I’), with ~45K occurrences; many ‘iron’ compounds starting with īsen/īsern/īren; igil (‘hedgehog’); and the ‘ever mysterious’ crux ?icge from Beowulf.

Big congrats to the DOE team at the University of Toronto!

Bonus post: a wordhord for “in”

Citation Slips for IN Prep and Adv

The Toronto Dictionary of Old English (DOE) recently finished proofreading the 111-page entry for Old English in! Here’s their physical wordhord of citation slips, all for this one word with more than 11,000 occurrences. If you want to subscribe to the DOE’s “Word of the Week”, you can add your email to their list here. They are currently doing all i-words and plan to release letter “i” in August.