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Linguist Kārlis Mīlenbahs' (1853–1916) "Dictionary of the Latvian Language"

An essential source for local and foreign scholars alike, Kārlis Mīlenbahs’ “Dictionary of the Latvian Language” (Latviešu valodas vārdnīca, published in four volumes 1923–1932) spans some 125,000 entries over 5,480 pages and may be comparable to Samuel Johnson’s work in terms of influence on local culture and depth of scholarship.