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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 4 May 2014
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This review is from: Latin English Lexicon (Kindle Edition)
Lewis's "Elementary Latin Dictionary" is arguably still the best medium-sized Latin-English dictionary available and seems to be faithfully reproduced here, bar the section "Brief Helps for Latin Readers". It has been usefully augmented by a selection of proper nouns. Kindle implementation is to a high standard and in particular the recognition of inflected words is much better than one finds in, for example, the "Collins Complete and Unabridged Italian-English Dictionary". Lewis only covers Classical vocabulary so for late Latin and medieval texts "Lexicon" needs to be supplemented by a version of William Whitaker's excellent "Words" dictionary (at least 2 are available for the Kindle at even lower cost than "Lexicon"). If you use a Paperwhite rather than a basic Kindle you can have the best of both worlds by first setting "Words" as your default English dictionary, then switching to "Lexicon"; if you do this, any word missing from "Lexicon" will automatically be searched for in "Words".

The review by Lector avidus on amazon.com is worth reading. Interestingly, the glitch he mentions with the table of abbreviations only manifests itself on the Paperwhite, not the basic Kindle. Another amazon.com reviewer cites 11 inflected words "Lexicon" fails to recognise; my copy does recognise 6 of these, while another 2 are compound verbs not present in Lewis.

One minor irritation: the italicisation of definitions is very inconsistently applied.
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