Polysemi i Swedbergs Swensk Ordabok
Jesper Swedberg complcted his Swensk Ordabok (Swedish-Latin) in the l 720's - but it was never printed.
In my doctor's thesis and in some papers I have dealt with some aspects ofthis dietionary. Herc an
attempt is made to describe how Swedberg copes with polysemy in Swedish.
There are three different kinds ofpolysemy entrywords in Swensk Ordabok: the polyscmy is somctimes
unmarked, sometimes indieated by the Latin word item (= also), and occationally prcsented as homonymy.
Swedberg's lcxicographical methods and rcsults arc illustrated by comparisons with Spegel's
Glossarium and SAOB (= Dictionary ofthe Swedish Acadcmy).
Swedbergs proves to be an original and innovative lexicographer also in rcgistering polyscmy.
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