at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen:
A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose (ONP) is a dictionary project based at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen.
ONP records the vocabulary of prose writing in Old Norse, as transmitted in Norwegian and Icelandic manuscripts, the earliest of which date from the middle of the 12th century.
For some decades work on the dictionary consisted in selected excerption of texts covering all Old Norse prose genres.
This citation corpus constituted the basis for subsequent editorial work and has now been digitized and integrated into the online version of ONP. More info can be found here.
Lexicon Poeticum (LP) is a dictionary project based at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen.
LP aims to supplement ONP by covering thepoetic corpus is Old Norse.
The project is based on the Skaldic Project’s corpus, which is a rich digital edition of the majority of poetry in Old Norse in the period 800-1400, consisting of about 150,000 words, 75% of which has been published.
The entire corpus is linked to a supplemented version of ONP’s wordlist (which contains poetic words found in existing dictionaries plus a good number of proper nouns), and the project also adds lexical variants from the poetic manuscripts.
Currently a concordance of the published Skaldic corpus is available, and a draft concordance of the Eddic corpus (the remaining part of the project) has also been prepared based on the Menota TEI edition by Haraldur Bernharðsson. Afacility for organising entries into senses has been implemented in the database, but only trial entries have been produced. More information available here.
(ØMO, the Dictionary of Danish Insular Dialects, henceforth DID)
is an historical dictionary giving thorough descriptions of the dialects on the Danish isles Seeland, Funen and surrounding islands.
It covers the period from 1750 to 1950, the core period being 1850 to 1920.
Publishing began in 1992 and the latest volume (11, kurv-lindorm) appeared in 2013 but the project was initiated in 1909 and data collection dates back to the 1920s and 1930s.
The DID project and the underlying collections of data are an important part of Danish cultural heritage and cultural preservation. First, the collections and DID contain unique information about Danish language, not only the spoken vernaculars but also Danish language in an historical context. Second, DID gives thorough descriptions of the culture and life world of the dialect-speaking peasants and fishermen along with the detailed linguistic information about pronunciation, morphology, syntax and semantics.
More information available here.