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    The word "Lexica"

    Hi,
    I was told that this word, "lexica", is an old word and is no longer used in the Academic writing. Please, let me know more about this.

    Note: I am a native speaker of Arabic and a second language learner of English.

    Thanks in advance
    Futuresound


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    Re: The word "Lexica"

    Quote Originally Posted by Futuresound View Post
    Hi,
    I was told that this word, "lexica", is an old word and is no longer used in the Academic writing. Please, let me know more about this.

    Note: I am a native speaker of Arabic and a second language learner of English.

    Thanks in advance
    Futuresound
    Welcome to the forums.

    "Lexica" is the plural of the Greek word "Lexicon", which is used to mean either a dictionary or the vocabulary of a language or the morphemes in a language. You will more often find the alternative plural of "lexicons".

    It is not an "old" word, but it is not what could be termed in common use.


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    Re: The word "Lexica"

    That's really helpful. Thanks alot.

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