Svenska Akademiens ordbok (Swedish: [²svɛnska akadɛˈmiːns ²uːɖbuːk]), abbreviated SAOB, is a dictionary published by the Swedish Academy, with the official title Ordbok över svenska språket utgiven av Svenska Akademien. This dictionary is the Swedish counterpart of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) or the Deutsches Wörterbuch (DWB).
Work on the dictionary started in 1787 and the first volume was published in 1898 and as of 2017, when the latest volume appeared, work has progressed to the word VRET. The dictionary has approximately 450,000 main entries. The searchable web version has been available since 1997.
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