|Short description:||Blount publishes 'Glossographia'|
|Medium description:||Thomas Blount's "Glossographia" published.|
1st new English-English dictionary since 1623 (Starnes & Noyes, 1991). Borrowed from variety of sources but mostly from Thomas and Holyoke.
1st English-English dictionary to attempt to record etymologies and first to cite the authors he had consulted (Starnes & Noyes, 1991).
11000 entries, routine use of etymologies and "the 1st dictionary illustrations" (Crystal)
[Bejoint states 1681]