Altgaskognisches Wörterbuch

This project focuses upon the publication of dictionaries on the medieval language of Southern France. In addition to the “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien gascon” (DAG), a thematically ordered dictionary of the Gascon linguistic sphere, equally conceived “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien occitan” (DAO) encompassing the entire Old Occitan linguistic sphere, supplemented by means of a dictionary of attestations (DAOSuppl). The troubadour and dated from the earliest beginnings in the 11th century until generally the 16th century. These first semantically organised dictionaries for Old Occitan and Old Gascon with reference to Middle Latin and regional French attestations present a comprehensive image of the linguistic situation in medieval Southern France. An alphabetic index volume ensures ease of consultation.


  • Prof. Dr. Martin-Dietrich Glessgen (Project Leader)
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Responsible for the academies' programme

Sebastian Zwies M.A.

Geschäftsstelle Mainz
Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2
55131 Mainz

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