Dictionary still performing CPR on Latin 125 years later

This dorkus malorkus and his colleagues are working on the definitive Latin dictionary. (Audio here if you are sick of using your eyes like a chump.)

It’s called the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. And it’s considered “the most authoritative dictionary of ancient Latin.”

Researchers in Germany have spent the last 125 years working on the project. By their own estimates, they don’t expect to wrap up until at least 2050.

Lexicographer Adam Gitner spoke to As It Happens host Carol Off about the arduous process of compiling each entry and what keeps him going.

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