Manipulus Vocabulorum

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The Manipulus Vocabulorum was an English to Latin dictionary compiled in the 16th century.


The dictionary was produced by Peter Levens in 1570. It was re-issued in 1867 by the Camden Society.[1]

According to Smithsonian Magazine, the Manipulus Vocabulorum was the world's first rhyming dictionary.[2]

Current status[edit]

Copies of the Manipulus Vocabulorum are currently held at:[3]


  1. ^ "Manipulus Vocabulorum: a Rhyming Dictionary from the 16th Century".
  2. ^ Schultz, Colin. "Write Like a Thespian With the Manipulus Vocabulorum, a 16th Century Rhyming Dictionary".
  3. ^ Stein, Gabriele (1 January 1985). "The English Dictionary before Cawdrey". Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG – via Google Books.

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