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Is there a way to add an Old English dictionary to the Dictionary app? I would like to three-finger-tap a word that's Old English and have it translate it for me.

For pure adventure I want to read Beowulf in its original Old English form. I was all excited to use Dictionary to help me through each word, and was kinda surprised when it didn't know practically any word in it at all.

If I open Dictionary and search a word (such as HWÆT), it does actually return some related words because their origin is the Old English word.

Any ideas?

  • Dictionary app? – Rob Mar 15 '15 at 15:11
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    Command + Space, type Dictionary. I don't know any other way to load it except to three-finger tap a word. :) – Johnathan Elmore Mar 16 '15 at 14:29
  • Control plus click on a word should give you a dialogue to look it up. – Tom Gewecke Mar 18 '15 at 4:31
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Adding dictionaries is possible. Finding the one you want may not be. See

http://clasquin-johnson.co.za/michel/mac-os-x-dictionaries/index.html

For info on creating dictionaries for dictionary.app, see

How can I create a dictionary for Mac OS X?

How to add wiktionary as a source to the default dictionary.app?

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