List of lexicographers

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This list contains people who contributed to the field of lexicography, the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries.

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  • Jonah ibn Janah (Spain, c. 990–1050) Hebrew language lexicon
  • Ibn Manzur (1233–1312) Arabic dictionary incorporating earlier dictionaries
  • Laurynas Ivinskis (Lithuania, 1810–1881) Lithuanian language bilingual dictionary

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  • Sita Ram Lalas (India, born 1909) Rajasthani language historical dictionary
  • Edward William Lane (1801–1876) Translation of medieval Arabic dictionaries to English
  • Pierre Larousse (France, 1817–1875) French language general dictionary and encyclopedic dictionary
  • Donald Laycock (Australia, 1936–1988) languages of Papua New Guinea
  • James Legge (UK/China, 1815–1897) Chinese language
  • George William Lemon (UK, 1726–1797) English language etymological dictionary
  • Matthias von Lexer (Germany, 1830–1892) German language historical dictionary
  • Li Fanwen (China, born 1932) Tangut and Chinese bilingual dictionary
  • Henry Liddell (UK, 1811–1898) Greek and English bilingual lexicon
  • Sven Lidman (Sweden, born 1921) Swedish encyclopedic dictionary
  • Lin Yutang (China/USA, 1895–1976) Chinese and English bilingual dictionary
  • Samuel Linde (Poland, 1771–1847) Polish language general dictionary
  • Émile Littré (France, 1801–1881) French language general dictionary
  • Thomas Lloyd (Wales, 1673–1734) Welsh language
  • Elias Lönnrot (Finland, 1802–1884) Finnish and Swedish bilingual dictionary

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  • Martin Ulvestad (Norway/USA, 1865–1942) English–Danish–Norwegian trilingual dictionary
  • Laurence Urdang (USA, 1927–2008) English language general dictionary
  • Dmitry Ushakov (Russia, 1873–1942) Russian language general dictionary

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  • Xu Shen (China, c. 58–147) Chinese language character dictionary

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  • Robert W. Young (USA, 1912–2007) Navajo language general dictionary
  • Henry Yule (Scotland and India, 1820–1889), co-compiler of Hobson-Jobson ("A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive")

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  • Ladislav Zgusta (Czechoslovakia/USA, 1924–2007) historical/comparative linguistics, onomastics, lexicography
  • Ben Zimmer (USA, born 1971) English language visual thesaurus

See also

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