Sunday, January 4, 2015

10,000 names is a lot of names

https://dmnes.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/10000-names-is-a-lot-of-names/



It seems like not so long ago that we were celebrating the 5000th citation ready to go into the first edition of the Dictionary. And it was only a few months before that that I put down my modest goals for the first edition: 500 entries, 1000 citations.
We’ve reached and exceeded the former goal, and as of a few minutes ago, we’ve better our second goal by a factor of 10: The 10,000th citation has just been finalized.
It is for the spelling Uualdgarii, a Latin genitive of Waltger, dated to 864 in Hamburg, and it, along with 9,999 of its cousins, can be found in the first edition when it is published next month.