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A glossary, also known as a vocabulary or clavis, is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced, uncommon, or specialized. While glossaries are most commonly associated with non-fiction books, in some cases, fiction novels may come with a glossary for unfamiliar terms. A bilingual glossary is a list of terms in one language defined in a second language or glossed by synonyms or at least near-synonyms in anot ...


Abrogans, also German Abrogans or Codex Abrogans, is a Middle Latin–Old High German glossary, whose preserved copy in the Abbey Library of St Gall is regarded as the oldest preserved book in the German language. Dating from the 8th century 765–775, the glossary contains approximately 3.670 Old High German words in over 14.600 examples and is therefore a valuable source for the knowledge of the oldest Upper German language. It was named by German researchers after its first entry: abrogans = dheomodi Modern German: demutig = modest, humble. On several occasions the South Tyrolean bishop Arb ...

Adjusted RevPAR

Adjusted RevPAR, is a performance metric used in the hospitality industry. It is calculated by dividing the variable net revenues of a property by the total available rooms. The difference between ARPAR and other metrics is that it accounts for variable costs and additional revenues.

Cleopatra Glossaries

Cotton MS Cleopatra A.iii is an Anglo-Saxon manuscript once held in the Cotton library, now held in the British Library, and contains three glossaries, providing important evidence for Old English vocabulary, as well as for learning and scholarship in Anglo-Saxon England generally. The manuscript was probably written at St Augustines, Canterbury, and has generally been dated to the mid-tenth century, though recent work suggests the 930s specifically. The manuscript contains three Latin-Old English glossaries. The First Cleopatra Glossary folios 5r-75v is alphabeticised by first letter, dra ...

Corpus Glossary

The Corpus Glossary is one of many Anglo-Saxon glossaries. Alongside many entries which gloss Latin words with simpler Latin words or explanations, it also includes numerous Old English glossaries on Latin words, making it one of the oldest extant texts in the English language.

Durham Plant-Name Glossary

The Durham Plant-Name Glossary is an glossary translating Latin and Greek plant-names into Old English/Middle English. It was copied in Durham in the early twelfth century. Its principal sources were Greek-Latin-Old English plant-name glossary whose lemmata come from Dioscorides’s De materia medica, which also contributed lemmata and glosses to the Epinal-Erfurt glossaries, and those entries in the Old English Herbarium which translate Latin plant-names with vernacular plant-names. A text very like the Durham Plant-Name Glossary was one major source of the more extensive Laud Herbal Glossary.

Epinal-Erfurt glossary

The Epinal-Erfurt glossary is a glossary of terms. It consists of two manuscripts, and contains terms in Old English. It has been described as "The earliest body of written English", and is thought to have been compiled at Malmesbury for Aldhelm.

Federal Standard 1037C

Federal Standard 1037C, titled Telecommunications: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms, is a United States Federal Standard issued by the General Services Administration pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended. This document provides federal departments and agencies a comprehensive source of definitions of terms used in telecommunications and directly related fields by international and U.S. government telecommunications specialists. As a publication of the U.S. government, prepared by an agency of the U.S. government, it appears to be mostly av ...

Harley Glossary

The Harley Glossary is an Anglo-Saxon glossary, mostly providing glosses on Latin words. It mostly survives in the fragmentary British Library, MS Harley 3376, but fragments are also found in Lawrence, University of Kansas, Kenneth Spenser Research Library, Pryce P2 A: 1, and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Lat. Misc. a. 3., fol. 49. The manuscript was produced in western England in the eleventh century, and has been argued to have been produced at Worcester Cathedral. About two thirds of the glosses are themselves in Latin, while about a third are in Old English. In the assessment of Jessica Co ...


The Hermeneumata are anonymous instructional manuals written in the third century CE to teach the Greek language to Latin-speaking people in the Roman Empire, and to teach Latin to Greek-speakers. The word Hermeneumata means "translation" or "interpretation".

Laud Herbal Glossary

The Laud Herbal Glossary is a twelfth-century copy of the single biggest compilation of plant-name glosses of its time in England, rooted in Anglo-Saxon sources. Its lemmata are mostly Latin, and these are mostly glossed into Old English/Middle English. Although the Laud Herbal Glossary drew on many sources, its main sources for vernacular glosses are a list of plant-names in the Greek primer, the Hermeneumata Pseudo-Dositheana ; the Old English Herbarium ; and a text very like the Durham Plant-Name Glossary.

Leiden Glossary

The Leiden Glossary is a glossary contained in a manuscript in Leiden University Library in the Netherlands, Voss. Lat. Q. 69. The lemmata come from "a range of biblical, grammatical, and patristic texts". It is based on an Anglo-Saxon exemplar, and was prepared c. 800 in the Abbey of Saint Gall in modern-day Switzerland. The glossary contains 48 chapters or glossae collectae, which explain terms from texts used in the classroom by Theodore of Tarsus and Adrian of Canterbury, who both taught at St Augustines Abbey in Canterbury, and thus "contain the record of their classroom teaching". Mo ...

Microsoft Language Portal

Microsoft Language Portal is a multilingual online dictionary of computing terms. It also offers free downloads of localization style guides, translations of user interface text, and a feedback feature. It was made public in 2009.

National Information Assurance Glossary

Committee on National Security Systems Instruction No. 4009, National Information Assurance Glossary, published by the United States federal government, is an unclassified glossary of Information security terms intended to provide a common vocabulary for discussing Information Assurance concepts. The glossary was previously published as the National Information Systems Security Glossary NSTISSI No. 4009 by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee NSTISSC. Under Executive Order E.O. 13231 of October 16, 2001, Critical Infrastructure Protection in t ...

Svenska Akademiens ordlista

Svenska Akademiens ordlista, abbreviated SAOL, is a glossary published every few years by the Swedish Academy. It is a single volume that is considered the final arbiter of Swedish spelling. Traditionally it carries the motto of the Swedish Academy, Snille och Smak, on its blue cloth cover. Whenever a new edition comes out lively discussions about new and changed entries erupt around the country. In some instances the Academy has been ahead of its times and has later had to change entries back to older spellings. Jos – juice is probably the most well-known instance. In 2015, the fourteenth ...

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms is an audio/visual glossary of 256 terms prepared and hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute in the United States. The National Human Genome Research InstituteNHGRI created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. Simply click on the term of interest to open a page with a wealth of information, including the terms pronunciation, audio information, images and additional links to related terms. Students, teachers and parents will find th ...

Theosophical Glossary

The Theosophical Glossary by Helena Blavatsky was first published in 1892. Some other important theosophical glossaries are the Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary by Gottfried de Purucker and the Collation of Theosophical Glossaries.


The Urra=hubullu is a major Babylonian glossary or "encyclopedia". It consists of Sumerian and Akkadian lexical lists ordered by topic. The canonical version extends to 24 tablets. The conventional title is the first gloss, ur 5 -ra and ḫubullu meaning "interest-bearing debt" in Sumerian and Akkadian, respectively. One bilingual version from Ugarit is Sumerian/Hurrian rather than Sumerian/Akkadian. A partial table of contents: Tablet 22: star names Tablet 4: naval vehicles Tablet 17: plants. Tablet 5: terrestrial vehicles Tablet 16: stones Tablets 13 to 15: systematic enumeration of the na ...


ⓘ Glossaries

  • Specialized Glossaries IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23 5 IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 18 - 25. glossarist.com: The Glossarist - Large list of glossaries www.ontopia
  • Patrizia Lendinara, Anglo - Saxon Glosses and Glossaries An Introduction in Anglo - Saxon Glosses and Glossaries Aldershot, 1999 pp. 1 26 pp. 22 - 26
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  • the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, glossaries like this one are useful for looking
  • Theosophical Glossary by Helena Blavatsky was first published in 1892. Some other important theosophical glossaries are the Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary by
  • the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, glossaries like this one are useful for looking
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Glossarium Eroticum

Glossarium Eroticum Latin dictionary of sexual words and phrases, and many are related to human body or considered indecent, Pierre-Emmanuel Pierrugues, published in 1826. This is a list of definitions and quotations in Latin and classical Latin literature as Plautus, Juvenal, Petronius, and Seneca in the examples and includes several medieval Latin as well.