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Rich Dictionary

This is one of the biggest dictionaries globally, with about 500.000 Lithuanian words defined. The dictionary encompasses the lexis of written Lithuanian from 1547 to 2001 and the lexis of spoken language (dialects) collected from 1902.


The first volume was released in 1941 while the last in 2002. Several generations of linguists, over 70 lexicographers, worked on this dictionary. It is available on-line at

Lietuvių kalbos žodynas

As said by poet Vytautas Mačernis (1921-1944), Lithuania is a 'Small nation with a big dictionary".

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