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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek λεξικόν (lexikón, dictionary), from λεξικός (lexikós)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛksikɔn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Lexikon n (genitive Lexikons, plural Lexika or Lexiken or Lexikons)

  1. reference book; a book, usually alphabetically ordered, in which definitions and facts can be looked up, such as an encyclopaedia, dictionary, etc.
    Synonyms: Nachschlagewerk, schlaues Buch (informal)

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Usage notesEdit

  • The use of this word for a dictionary specifically, as in ein französisch-deutsches Lexikon (a French-German dictionary), is considered dated by some authorities including Duden. However, the inclusion of dictionaries in the broader term Lexikon can hardly be considered dated.

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