Osbern of Gloucester

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Osbern Pinnock of Gloucester[1] (1123–1200) was an English Benedictine monk of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester,[2] and a lexicographical writer.

His Panormia, or Derivationes (Liber Derivationum), was a Latin word list compiled from about 1150 to 1180. It contained elements of both the glossary of rarer words, and derivations (based on etymology) and so was innovative; but at this stage the two aspects were kept separate.[3] This work was printed by Angelo Mai in 1836 as Thesaurus novus latinitatis;[4] its authorship is a later attribution of Wilhelm Meyer. It was widely circulated, and influenced later work of Huguccio.



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