State-of-the-art on monolingual lexicography for Denmark (Danish)

  • Lars Trap-Jensen Danish Society for Language and Literature
Keywords: dictionaries, lexicography, Danish


This minireview provides an overview of the lexicographic situation in Denmark, introducing the most important dictionary works. The major historical dictionaries are mentioned but the main focus is on contemporary lexicography and the companies and institutions currently active in the field. In particular, it is noted whether dictionaries are digitally available and if they are subject to regular updating.


Download data is not yet available.


Almind, R. (2008). Søgemønstre i logfiler (Search Patterns in Logfiles). LexicoNordica 15, 33–55.

Bergenholtz, H., & Johnsen, M. (2005). Logfiles as a Tool for Improving Internet Dictionaries. HERMES 34, 117–141.

Dahl, B.T., & Hammer, H. (1907/1914). Dansk Ordbog for Folket I-II (Danish Dictionary for the People), Copenhagen, Gyldendal Publishers.

Den Danske Ordbog (The Danish Dictionary). DSL. Retrieved from

Elkjær K., Lahn Mittet E., & Tassy A. (Eds.) (2017). It-anvendelse i befolkningen – EU-sammenligninger 2016. Danmarks Statistik, May 2017. Retrieved from

Gyldendals ordbøger. Retrieved from

Hjorth, P. L. (1990). Danish Lexicography. In F. J. Hausmann, O. Reichmann, H. E. Wiegand & L. Zgusta (Eds.), HSK: Wörterbücher, Dictionaries, Dictionnaires, Vol. II. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 1913–22.

Holberg-Ordbog. DSL. Retrieved from

Jessen, E. (1893). Dansk Etymologisk Ordbog (Danish Etymological Dictionary). Retrieved from

Jensen, J.N. et al. Nye Ord i Dansk. Danish Language Council. Retrieved from

Johannsen, S. (2011). Brugerundersøgelse af Den Danske Ordbog for DSL (User experience survey of The Danish Dictionary, for DSL), internal report, DSL.

Kalkars Ordbog. Digital version by DSL. Retrieved from

Jysk Ordbog (Dictionary of Jutlandic Dialects). Retrieved from

Kristensen, K., Boisen, E. & Folkmann, P. (2010). Svensk-Dansk Ordbog. DSL and JP/Politikens Forlagshus A/S. Digital version by DSL. Retrieved from

Kristiansen, V. (1908). Bidrag til en Ordbog over Gadesproget og saakaldt daglig Tale (Contribution to a Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue and so-called everyday Language), 2nd edition, Copenhagen. Retrieved from

Lexin. Retrieved from

Lorentzen, H., & Theilgaard, L. (2012). Online dictionaries – how do users find them and what do they do once they have? In R. Vatvedt Fjeld & J. M. Torjusen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress, Oslo, Norway, pp. 654—660.

Malmgren, S.G. &, Sköldberg E. (2013). The Lexicography of Swedish and other Scandinavian Languages. International Journal of Lexicography, 26(2), 117–134.

Meyers Fremmedordbog (Meyer’s Dictionary of Foreign Words). Digital version by DSL. Available at

Molbech, C. (1859). Dansk Ordbog, 2nd edition. Retrieved from

Moths Ordbog. Digital version by DSL. Available at

Nimb, S., et al. (2014). Den Danske Begrebsordbog (The Danish Thesaurus), DSL and Syddansk Universitetsforlag. Retrieved from

Ordbog over det danske Sprog (Dictionary of the Danish Language). DSL. Retrieved from

Ordbog over det Norrøne Prosasprog (A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose). University of Copenhagen. Retrieved from

Svendsen, M. M. (2016). Brugerundersøgelsesrapport for Den Danske Ordbog (User experience report for The Danish Dictionary, 2016), internal report, DSL.

Thomsen, V. (1923). Bornholmsk Ordbog (Dictionary of the Bornholm Dialect). Retrieved from

Videnskabernes Selskabs Ordbog (Dictionary of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters). (1793-1905): Copenhagen. Retrieved from

Ømålsordbogen (Dictionary of the Insular Dialects) (1992-): Dept. for Dialect Research, University of Copenhagen, Syddansk Universitetsforlag.

How to Cite
Trap-JensenL. (2019). State-of-the-art on monolingual lexicography for Denmark (Danish). Slovenščina 2.0: Empirical, Applied and Interdisciplinary Research, 7(1), 1-12.