A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words - Volumes I & II
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words -
Volumes I & II
With obsolete phrases, proverbs and ancient customs - from the 14th century to the 19th century.
By James Orchard Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S. Published in 1878.
This fascinating two-volume work contains a comprehensive dictionary of old and unusual regional words and phrases used across England, from medieval to Victorian times. Over 50,000 entries are included.
Also contains an interesting chapter on English provincial dialects.
Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.
A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader