Shakespeare’s Dictionary

April 24, 2014

Shakespeare invented more than 1,000 words when he was writing, and now we might be able to find out how. Two New York booksellers believe they have found Shakespeare’s annotated dictionary, John Baret’s An Alvearie or Quadruple Dictionarie. Although scholars aren’t quite convinced, you can read the dictionary in full to decide for yourself.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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