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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
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thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: November 18th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
What Latin dictionary are you using? I'm sure you can find an Ecclesiastical Latin dictionary on amazon, or, if you don't want to buy it, at your school library. Otherwise... well, I've never tried to use the L&S to translate church Latin, so I'm not sure. Surely at least the OLD is comprehensive?

normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: November 18th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Currently, I use a Collins edition that more or less filled in small gaps for me from the vocabulary that was supplied in our Reading Latin Grammar text.

I would love an OLD, but the problem lies therein that the Lewis and Short edition is AU$425.00. It has been recommended by my lecturers, but....it's just an awful lot of money for a student to pay. :( Especially one that's saving up for an overseas trip.
The other big dictionary listed on Oxford's site (the Glare edition) is listed as costing AU$975.00. o_O I honestly don't want to believe that's true. Nearly $1000 for a dictionary?! That can't be correct, can it?

I've sworn off Amazon (ordered a book from them this year that took six months to get to me. Wasn't impressed.), but I think if I look hard enough in the city, I can find a decent ecclesiastical Latin dictionary at least. Good old Borders can help me with that.
thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: November 18th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. When I was in high school, I decided I needed a Big Honkin' Latin Dictionary, so one Christmas the Lewis and Short was the only thing on my list.

And I proceeded to need nothing but my little pocket dictionary through not only all of high school, but college, too. Damned if having my own L&S isn't helpful in grad school, though. It's been getting its recompense for all those years of dust on my bookshelf, recently.

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