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  • 1650s, from French lexicographe "lexicographer," from Greek lexikographos, from lexikon "wordbook" (see lexicon) + -graphos "writer," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).1650

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  • List of lexicographers This list contains people who contributed to the field of lexicography, the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries.
  • Papias (lexicographer) Papias was a Latin lexicographer from Italy. Although he is often referred to as Papias the Lombard, little is known of his life, including whether he actually came from Lombardy. The Oxford History of English Lexicography considers him the first modern lexicographer for his monolingual dictionary (Latin-Latin), Elementarium Doctrinae Rudimentum, written over a period of ten years in the 1040s. The Elementarium has been called "the first fully recognizable dictionary" and is a landmark in the development of dictionaries as distinct from mere collections of glosses. Papias arranges entries alphabetically based on the first three letters of the word, and is the first lexicographer to name the authors or texts he uses as sources. Although most entries are not etymological, Papias laid the groundwork for derivational lexicography, which became firmly established only a century later.
  • Thomas Blount (lexicographer) Thomas Blount (1618–1679) was an English antiquarian and lexicographer.
  • James Murray (lexicographer) Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, FBA was a British lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) from 1879 until his death.
  • Sven Lidman (lexicographer) Sven Lidman, was a Swedish lexicographer living in Stockholm, son of the writer Sven Lidman.
  • Stephen Skinner (lexicographer) Stephen Skinner (1623–1667) was an English Lincoln physician, lexicographer and etymologist.
  • John Ogilvie (lexicographer) John Ogilvie was a Scottish lexicographer who edited the Imperial Dictionary of the English Language.
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