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Who compiled the first english dictionary?

Asked by samson aseervatham, 18 May '08 07:11 pm
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A Table Alphabeticall compiled by Robert Cawdrey's is the first English dictionary, written in 1604.
Answered by Zeus, 18 May '08 07:27 pm

 
  
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Robert Cawdrey who compiled the first dictionary titled "Table Alphabeticall" published in London 1604. It includes a list of approximately 2,500 entries is almost entirely devoted to defining words which were considered difficult. It also made no attempt to provide any information about etymology, pronunciation, or usage characteristics that we often assume are a standard part of a dictionary.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 18 May '08 07:27 pm

 
  
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Samuel Johnson..
Answered by AYYAMPALAYAM RAGHAVENDRARAO, 18 May '08 07:12 pm

 
  
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S. JOHNSON.
Answered by Black Thief, 18 May '08 07:16 pm

 
  
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MY DAD
Answered by Ghost Singh, 18 May '08 07:12 pm

 
  
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In 1879 a Scottish schoolmaster named James Murray was invited by Philological Society of London to take on a gargantuan task. He was formally contracted to be the editor of the Societys planned New English Dictionary, the name then given to what is now known as the Oxford English Dictionary.
Answered by gem mina, 18 May '08 07:20 pm

 
  
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Samuel Johnson but wren and Martin Dictionary became very popular.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 18 May '08 07:14 pm

 
  
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