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Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI)

Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI)

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Description: The database provides access to 1,960 vernacular texts dated prior to 1375 (the year of Boccaccio’s death). The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. The OVI database was created to aid in the compilation of an historical dictionary of the Italian language, the Tesoro della lingua italiana delle origini, (portions of which are now available online).