|Year:||1604, June 14|
|Short description:||Robert Cawdrey publishes 'A table Alphabeticall'|
|Medium description:||Robert Cawdrey publishes what is generally acknowledged as the first English monolingual dictionary, 'A Table Alphabeticall of Hard Words' 150-page book explaining 3,000 terms. 'Cawdreys main sources were Thomas Thomass Latin Dictionarium of 1587..(and) The English school-maister, by Edmund Coote,' (Hanks, 2004)|
Includes instructions for the reader as to how they should find words they are looking for.
Epistle states that Cawdrey was in Coventry at this point, which may refer to the city or the state of banishment after losing his tenure at Luffenham.
Month and date comes from Peters (1968)
[Fennell states 1694 but probably typo]
[Hanks & Burchfield state about 2,500 items]
[Bately states 2543 lemmas]