Bishop Jón Árnason
New edition (eds. Guðrún Kvaran and Friðrik Magnússon)
Orðfræðirit fyrri alda III
Institute of Lexicography 1994
The dictionary Nucleus Latinitatis, or Kleyfsi as it is sometimes called, was first published in Copenhagen in 1738. It is a Latin dictionary with Icelandic definitions, containing approximately 16,000 headwords. The dictionary is an important witness to the Icelandic language of the first part of the 18th century, providing a good cross-section of the language at that time. Guðrún Kvaran and Friðrik Magnússon prepared the new edition for publication in 1994. Following the dictionary text is a list of the Icelandic vocabulary in the dictionary entries.