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Laurents Hallager

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Laurents Hallager (12 November 1777 – 2 February 1825) was a Norwegian physician and lexicographer.[1]


Hallager had a Danish background but he grew up in Bergen.

He studied in Copenhagen and received his medical degree in 1804. As a student, he compiled a glossary of approximately 6,000 Norwegian words and expressions, titled Norsk Ordsamling (Norwegian Vocabulary).[2] Today, this is considered the first Norwegian dialect dictionary.

Hallager later worked as a doctor in Bergen.[2]


  1. ^ Bondevik, Jarle. "Laurents Hallager". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Hem, Erlend. 2004. Laurents Hallager – lege og språkmann. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 124(15): 1962. Archived 2015-06-13 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)

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