Icelandic Online Dictionary and Readings

Description: Icelandic Online Dictionary and Readings is a free-access, Web-based resource developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison which complements the University of Iceland's Internet course Icelandic Online ( and was developed side by side with it.

Implementation description: Materials include:
  • The unabridged content of the highly regarded 1989 Iðunn Íslensk-ensk orðabók (Concise Icelandic-English Dictionary), updated and expanded by one of the original editors, and incorporating the rich set of morphological data developed by Dictionary of the University of Iceland.
  • A set of readings in Icelandic life, literature and culture, selected to exemplify varying types of discourse and levels of difficulty.

Other Related Resources: The dictionary was developed using the TEI P4 dictionary tagset. The readings were encoded using TEILite (P4).

Access : Dictionary content © Sverrir Hólmarsson, Christopher Sanders, John Tucker. Texts include both public domain and copyrighted material, used with permission. TEI markup and other aspects of the collection © Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Full copyright information is available at


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