Laurents Hallager

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Laurents Hallager (12 November 1777 – 2 February 1825) was a Norwegian physician and lexicographer.[1]

Hallager had a Danish background but he grew up in Bergen. He studied in Copenhagen and received his medical degree in 1804. As a student, he compiled a glossary of approximately 6,000 Norwegian words and expressions, titled Norsk Ordsamling (Norwegian Vocabulary).[2] Today this is considered the first Norwegian dialect dictionary. Hallager later worked as a doctor in Bergen.[2]