The Goethe Dictionary lists in alphabetical order, the meanings of all the words figuring in Goethe’s personal vocabulary. On the basis of about three million references grouped into over 90,000 dictionary entries, it supplies precise analyses of Goethe’s usage of these terms in systematically organised entries including selected citations. The dictionary takes equal account of ordinary language, the wide range of special-purpose (scientific) language and termini employed by Goethe and the specific usages encountered in his literary works. Accordingly, the Goethe Dictionary is not merely of interest to research scholars specialising in Goethe and his works, but also an invaluable source of information for all those working on the history of science, culture, ideas and concepts.
The project is a joint undertaking by the Academies of Sciences and Humanities in Heidelberg, Göttingen and Berlin, with associated research centres in Hamburg and Berlin/Leipzig.
The following volumes have been published by Kohlhammer (Stuttgart):
Volume 1: A – azurn (1978),
Volume 2: B – einweisen (1989),
Volume 3: einwenden – Gesäusel (1998),
Volume 4: Geschäft – inhaftieren (2004),
Volume 5: Inhalt – Medizinalaufwand (2011),
Volume 6.1: Medizinalausgabe – mikrokosmisch (2012),
Volume 6.2: Mikrokosmos – Mittwoch (2012).
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Chair of the Interacademic Commission
Prof. Dr. Andreas Gardt (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)
Head of the Research Unit
Dr. Rüdiger Welter
Dr. Martina Eicheldinger
Dr. Beatrice Frank
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