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What is the size of attested (or accepted) Latin vocabulary by period (Old, Classical, Late etc.)?

I am specifically interested in the Classical period, but I have added the other ones to the question.

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    Are you interested in attested words (i.e. dictionary entries, including hapax legomena) or words that were in common usage? – brianpck Apr 22 '16 at 13:07
  • @brianpck: Both numbers are interesting. It will be good to have them separated from each other. – jknappen Apr 22 '16 at 13:09
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    And how would you define a unit of such calculation? A word form? A lexeme? Anything else? – Alex B. Apr 22 '16 at 14:41
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    @AlexB. I'd say "lemma". I'm not interested in counts of all the inflected forms of a verb. – jknappen Apr 22 '16 at 14:51
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    OUP lists over 40,000 headwords in the OLD, while you're free to manually count them in Lewis and Short. – C. M. Weimer Apr 22 '16 at 16:41

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