Monday, November 15, 2010

Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal

Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal (English: "Dictionary of the Dutch
language") is a dictionary of the Dutch language and the largest
dictionary in the world in print. It has over 430,000 entries of Dutch
words from 1500 to 1921 and the paper edition consists of 43 volumes
and close to 50,000 pages. The dictionary was almost 150 years in the
making: the first fascicle (A-Aanhaling) was published in 1863 and the
last (Zuid-Zythum) in 1998. Three supplements to the original
dictionary text containing modern-day Dutch words were published in
2001. The dictionary can currently be purchased only in an electronic

Since 27 January 2007, the dictionary has become available online
( There is no charge for access but registration
is required.