A great article on the dictionary in general, but specifically the Old English dictionary being created.
They are creating a dictionary that includes not only every single word in a specific language, but every shade of meaning that each of these words has ever had. They can do this because they have managed to collect and organize every single word of text (that we know of) that native speakers of this language have written.
This is possible because no one has been a native speaker of this language for more than eight hundred years.
It’s an engaging article and quite enjoyable, even if you aren’t a bibliophile or an Old English person.