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Dictionary of Old English Corpus

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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) Corpus contains at least one copy of texts surviving in Old English, written on parchment, carved in stone, and inscribed in jewelry. The texts comprise of prose, poetry, and glosses to Latin text and inscriptions, including texts covering saints' lives, sermons, biblical translations, penitential writings, laws, charters and wills, records (manumissions, land grants, land sales, and land surveys), chronicles, tables for computing the movable feasts of the Church calendar for astrological calculations, medical texts, prognostics, charms, and cryptograms. The DOE Corpus represents over 3 million words of Old English and fewer than 1 million words of Latin, and the texts are XML-encoded and are conformant with the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (TEI-P5 2007).

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