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Other people's stuff I like; pages to keep in mind; miscellanea.

If I ever learn Greek
To-day many fresh demands are made upon the compiler of a dictionary. It is no longer enough that [s/]he should be fully conversant with the present-day standard of the language. [S/]He must not merely bring the vocabulary up to date nor must [s/]he confine oneself to the definition of a word as such, but [s/]he has to take into account its meaning within a given context and its idiomatic variations. This aspect of language as a living organism has particularly been borne in mind in the present dictionary...

— Gerhard Cordes