What was the first French dictionary to be published entirely in French?
[quiz option=”A. The French Academy’s Le Dictionnaire de l’Académie française“]Incorrect. Try again![/quiz]
[quiz option=”B. Antoine Furetière’s Le Dictionnaire universel “]Incorrect. Try again![/quiz]
[quiz option=”C. César-Pierre Richelet’s Le Dictionnaire françoys” correct=”yes”]Correct! In 1680, César-Pierre Richelet published his Dictionnaire françoys. Le Richelet, as it came to be known, was the first monolingual French dictionary without references in Latin. For the first time in history French was defined entirely in French. Le Richelet was a great success and became the standard French dictionary of its time—six editions had appeared by 1735. [/quiz]
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