The Latin-English Dictionary of Lewis & Short hardly needs an introduction: anyone who speaks English and studies Latin is likely to have consulted it on several occasions, either in print, or, perhaps more likely these days, using a web site or a smart-phone app. And now it is available here on Latinitium as well!

If you want to translate in the opposite direction, i.e., from English to Latin, we recommend our edition of Smith & Hall.

In order to better enjoy Lewis & Short, it may be worthwhile to refer to the original preface, in particular for the lists of abbreviations. The Wikipedia article also gives some interesting information about this dictionary’s history and its relationship to other dictionaries.

This digital edition of the Lewis and Short Latin Dictionary is licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0. Text provided by Perseus Digital Library, with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Original version available for viewing and download at

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