From a Legacy Dictionary to New Lexica: An Alternative Time-Machine to Discover Neologisms

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The History of Greek Lexicography has many examples of exceptional and quite “crazy” pioneer researchers, amateur lexicographers, linguist authors who travel all the country to collect data for their lexica and dictionaries. Nikos Kazantzakis travelled most areas of Greece to collect “beautiful” words for his works, especially for his epic saga, Odyssey – as a sequel of the Homer’s Odyssey. He describes the following story. Kazantzakis was taking pictures of rare flowers and trees in the coun...

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