Denmark Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
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Encyclopedias may provide information on all branches of knowledge or treat specific topics comprehensively, usually in alphabetically arranged articles. They often contain information of great interest for genealogical research, including articles about towns and places, prominent people, minorities, and religions. They can give information about diverse subjects, such as record-keeping practices, laws, customs, commerce, costumes, occupations, and archaic terminology.
The Family History Library has general-knowledge encyclopedias from Denmark (in Danish) along with Danish-English and English-Danish dictionaries. The encyclopedias and dictionaries are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under DENMARK - ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES.
The following is a good Danish dictionary:
Magnussen, Johs., Otto Madsen, and Herman Vinterberg. McKay's Modern Danish-English English-Danish Dictionary. New York: David McKay Co. 1954. (FHL Scand. 439.81321 M275m; film 1,440,033.)
For more information, see the article Denmark Languages.
Websites[edit | edit source]
bab.la Dictionary online (Danish English)
A comprehensive dictionary of the Danish Language (Danish to Danish) Ordbog Over Det Danske Sprog
Dictionary of the Older Danish Language see: Ordbog til det Ældre Danske Sprog (1300 - 1700)
Another dictionary of the Danish Language (Danish to Danish) Sproget.dk