Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia – Diccionario General Vasco
Author: Luis Michelena (Koldo Mitxelena)
Publisher: Euskaltzaindia (Academy of the Basque Language), 1987-2005
Format/Quality: rar > pdf, excellent quality
Size: 127,9 MB / 16 volumes (around 13.000 pages)
Languages: Basque / Spanish
Koldo Mitxelena Elissalt (also Luis Michelena; 1915, Errenteria, Gipuzkoa – 11 October 1987, San Sebastián) was an eminent Basque linguist. He taught in the Department of Philology at the University of the Basque Country, and was a member of the Royal Academy of the Basque Language.
He is described as “the greatest scholar the Basque language has ever seen.” He is known for the complete reconstruction of Proto-Basque he undertook in the 1950s, as well as the formal demonstration in 1954 that the Aquitanian language was an ancestral form of Basque. Mitxelena was also one of the main participants in the creation of “Euskara Batua” or Unified Basque. In 1987 he was declared Seme Kuttun of the City of Errenteria, literally ‘beloved son’.
Mitxelena spent many years preparing a Basque dictionary. The first volume of the General Basque Dictionary was finally published in 1987, but Mitxelena was unable to see it, as he had died shortly before, in that same year. Later, Ibon Sarasola, who had worked with Mitxelena on the project, continued to lead work on the dictionary, until completing its publication in 2005.
This one is a reference work for those who work in basque lexicography. In this dictionary are collected the most significant books written in Basque, of all times and in all dialects. It was published in 16 volumes.
Remarks: this dictionary can be consulted online:OEH online