Svenska Akademiens ordbok

Svenska Akademiens ordbok (Swedish: [ˈsvɛ̂nːska akadɛˈmiːns ˈûːɖbuːk]), abbreviated SAOB, is a dictionary published by the Swedish Academy, with the official title Ordbok över svenska språket utgiven av Svenska Akademien. This dictionary is the Swedish counterpart of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) or the Deutsches Wörterbuch (DWB).

Svenska Akademiens ordbok
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Volumes of Svenska Akademiens ordbok

Edited byChristian Mattsson (2015–)
PublisherSwedish Academy
Published1893–2023 (expected)[1]
A complete set of Svenska Akademiens ordbok, as of late 2014. The majority of the volumes remain unbound in this set.

Work on the dictionary started in 1787 and the first volume was published in 1898 and as of 2021, when the latest volume appeared, work has progressed to the letter Å inclusively. The dictionary has approximately 450,000 main entries. The searchable web version has been available since 1997.

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  1. ^ Bohm Nilsson, Helena (2021-12-17). "Efter 140 år – här skrivs sista sidan i Svenska Akademiens ordbok". Sveriges Television. Retrieved 2022-03-23.

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