Woordenboek der nederlandsche taal

Vries, M. de and L. A. te Winkel
's-Gravenhage: Nijhoff
1882 - 1998

Dictionary of Dutch Language: Historical scientific descriptive dictionary of Dutch from 1500 to 1976

The WNT describes the meaning and history of hundreds of thousands of words written in Dutch from 1500 to 1976. It contains about 95,000 main words and approximately 1,700,000 quotes.

Deel 1, A-ajuin
Author:     Matthias De Vries; L A te Winkel

Deel 2.
Publisher:     Leiden Nijhoff (1898 - 1903)

Deel 3. 2, C-ehem
Author:     J A N Knuttel
Publisher:     's-Gravenhage : Nijhoff, 1916


Description on WorldCat:

The largest dictionary in the world in print. It has over 430,000 entries of Dutch words from 1500 to 1921 and the paper edition consists of 43 volumes and close to 50,000 pages. The dictionary was almost 150 years in the making: the first fascicle (A-Aanhaling) was published in 1863, the first volume (A-Ajuin) in 1882, and the last (Zuid-Zythum) in 1998. Three supplements to the original dictionary text containing modern-day Dutch words were published in 2001. Since 27 January 2007, the dictionary has been available online.