Some of the hardest glosses in Old English.
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Some of the hardest glosses in Old English. by Herbert Dean Meritt

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English


  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.

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LC ClassificationsPE274 .M42
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 130 p.
Number of Pages130
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Open LibraryOL5548772M
LC Control Number67027698

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