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Definition[edit | edit source]

* The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge: the size of the English lexicon
 A dictionary, especially of Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or Arabic: a Greek–Latin lexicon
* synonyms: dictionary, wordbook, vocabulary list, glossary, wordfinder; reference book, phrase book, concordance, thesaurus, encyclopedia
 Linguistics The complete set of meaningful units in a language.hello

Origin[edit | edit source]

Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek lexikon (biblion) ‘(book) of words’, from lexis ‘word’, from legein ‘speak’.

English[edit | edit source]

  • lexicon
  • dictionary
  • wordbook
  • vocabulary list
  • glossary
  • thesaurus encyclopedia
Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • woordenschat
  • vocabulaire
  • woordenboek