Lexicon Sabbaiticum

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (University of Democritus)
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The Lexicon Sabbaiticum is a medieval-era dictionary of ancient Greek words and realia (chiefly of ancient Athens). Its exact date and compilers are unknown. It was found by 19th century Greek-born medieval scholar A. Papadopulos-Kerameus in the Library of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem (cod. Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, St. Sabbas, no. 137, foll. 162-169, 14th/15th cent.) and eventually published by him in St. Petersburg (Papadopulos-Kerameus 1892). In its first published form, the Lexicon Sabbaiticum (from now on: Lex. Sabb.) preserved entries only beginning with the first four letters of the Greek alphabet (i.e. entries from A-Δ and a part of the E. Last entry: ἐξαιρέσεως δίκη).

For a few years following its publications, the Lex. Sabb. received the

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Citation: Papanikolaou, Dimitrios. "Lexicon Sabbaiticum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 January 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19614, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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