A Greek-English lexicon: based on the German work of Francis Passow (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1848 - Foreign Language Study - 1705 pages
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If you are in need of a lexicon that can most ancient and classical works, this would be the one. You can buy this on Amazon, I have only seen the most recent version for sale(9th ed.), you can get a used copy for about $100, however, this one is free. contrary to the other person who reviewed this book, I was able to download, but it did take some time, it is a full 219 megs. Now of cousrse this is missing some of the newer material, but still, if you can't yet afford the newest ed. why not download and use this one. 

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This would have been a sensationally useful addition to my reference works, if only it could be downloaded, but alas, after FOUR attempts, I still don't have it, and still have to look it up at Google. If I could have it, I'd give it 4 stars, despite the several mangled pages. Viqi

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