Synagōgē pasōn lexeōn kata stoicheion ‘Alphabetical collection of all words’

  • Greek
  • Lexicon
An extensive lexicon of the Greek language, prepared by a fifth-century Greek scholar and grammarian called Hesychius of Alexandria. It is a prefaced with a letter in which he claims to have drawn on a number of earlier works, notably a lexicon compiled by Diogenianus, which no longer survives. The lexicon includes many unusual words and phrases, mostly derived from dialectal and poetic speech. The only surviving manuscript text is late (15th century) and represents an interpolated and much abridged version.
  • Greek




Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Latte, Kurt, Peter Allan Hansen, and Ian Campbell Cunningham, Hesychii Alexandrini lexicon, 4 vols, Sammlung griechischer und lateinischer Grammatiker, Copenhagen, Berlin: Munksgaard, Walter de Gruyter, 1953–2009.
Dennis Groenewegen
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