Term banks and glossaries

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Term banks and electronic glossaries

Two-letter language identifiers for the representation of names of languages according to the ISO 639 standard are used to indicate which languages the various sources contain.

These online-glossaries contain at least one of the Nordic languages. If you want to find glossaries and dictionaries in other languages, try Terminology Forum by Anita Nuopponen.

  • Aamenesta öylättiin
    • fi
    • Basic facts of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland.
    • By the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland.

  • Euro Dico Verrier
    • cs, da, de, en, es, fr, it, nl, sv
    • Glass technical terms.
    • By Franck Singler.

  • IATE — Inter-Active Terminology for Europe
    • bg, cs, da, de, el, en, es, et, fi, fr, ga, hu, it, la, lt, lv, mt, nl, pl, pt, ro, sk, sl, sv
    • Term bank with EU-specific terminology on various fields.
    • By various EU institutions.

  • Liten Gastronomisk Ordlista — Small Gastronomic Glossary
    • en, fr, sv
    • The glossary contains words and expressions used in the connection of food in France or in restaurants.
    • By BKWine.

    • da, fi, fo, is, kl, no, sv
    • NORDLIST is a web-based reference database where users can look up words and concepts related to higher education.
    • By the Nordic Council.

  • Orðabanki
    • da, de, en, fr, is, no, sv
    • A word bank which gives an overview of the Icelandic terminology and neologisms. The purpose is to prevent the unnecessary use of different terms for one concept.
    • By the Icelandic Language Institute.

  • Scouting Dictionary
    • cs, da, de, en, eo, es, et, fi, hr, hu, is, it, nl, no, pl, pt, sl, sv
    • By Sami Kiesiläinen.

    • no (nb & nn), en, de, fr
    • terms from Norwegian, European and international standards and other sources
    • Publisher Standards Norway

  • Socialstyrelsens termbank
    • en, sv
    • The term bank contains recommended terminologies, i.e. concepts and terms which the National Board of Health and Welfare or the Board together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions have decided to recommend to be used in various special fields.
    • Publisher the National Board of Health and Welfare.

  • Svenska termgruppen för byggd miljö.
    • da, de, en, fi, fr, no, ru, sv
    • Database for building and real estate terminology.
    • The joint group for Swedish building and real estate terminology is a group that works under the Swedish Centre for Terminology TNC. The group's aim is to find relevant and correct terminology for activities that relate to the built environment.

    • Links to glossaries containing Swedish.

  • UHR's termbase
    • en, no
    • The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) has a collection of over a 1000 administrative terms in English and Norwegian. The base is focused on terminology in higher education.
    • UHR in Oslo is responsible for the termbase.

Printed glossaries

Printed glossaries can be found, for example, via the following web sites: