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September 8, 2022

We added a chain icon between letter boxes to indicate whether the letters in question are connected or not. If you are unsure of a specific letter but know that it is or is not conjoined to the preceding or subsequent letter, you can indicate this by selecting the appropriate setting. This will narrow the number of results returned in line with the criterion you entered.


July 1, 2022

We streamlined the design of the boxes found on the interface to make it even easier for users to look through the entries found in Redhouse’s Lexicon.


We have added arrow keys to go to the previous and next entries.


June 20, 2022

Upon the notification of Furkan Arslan, one of our members, we corrected the typos in some words in the definitions of 10 entries.


June 4, 2022

We corrected a typo in a word in the definition of an entry, upon the notification of one of our members, Furkan Arslan.


May 26, 2022

We added an Expand / Collapse All Definitions button to the top right of the results list. By clicking this button, you can easily show or hide the definitions for all the returned matches.


May 3, 2022

We added two new features.

Firstly, we placed a + button before the first box. Thus, you will be able to add a blank box before the first letter.*

Secondly, in the Similar Spellings tab, we now search, based on the position of the letters in the word. For example, when you search for لبیب, we also search for the letter ی for the first ب. But we do not try ی for the second ب, because ب resembles ی at the initial position, but not at the final position.

* This feature was suggested by one of our users, Esra Demirkoparan.


May 1, 2022

We corrected 1 word upon the notification of one of our members, Assist. Prof. Muhammed İkbâl Güler.


April 15, 2022

We added two new features.

Firstly, if you enter a blank box next to alternative letters in a box, we also take into account the absence of letters in that part of the word in the search. Therefore, from now on, you will be able to see the results that do not contain any letters in the relevant section.*

Secondly, we added two new tabs, Riq’ah and Diwani, under Similar Spellings, since letters that look alike can change in different script styles. Thus, you will now be able to view results with similar letters in different calligraphic styles in different tabs.

* This feature was suggested by one of our members, John Zacharias Crist.


April 8, 2022

We corrected 1 word upon the notification of one of our members, Gamze Beşenk.


March 25, 2022

We made two corrections upon the notification of our members whose names are mentioned below.

Furkan Arslan: 1

Kerim Akar: 1


February 21, 2022

We corrected 1 word upon the notification of one of our members, Esra Demirkoparan.


February 10, 2022

We corrected 2 words upon the notification of one of our members, Muhammed İkbal Güler.


February 1, 2022

We corrected 3 words upon the notification of one of our members, Ahmet Kaylı.


January 27, 2022

We have made several corrections to the words in our database since we first published it online. Since seventy of them were flagged by users themselves, we have included the names of those who have reported these errors to us.

We are truly grateful to them.

Kerim Akar: 17

Reyhan Şahin: 7

Esra Demirkoparan: 6

​​​​​​​Ayşegül Eğmir: 3

Bünyamin Tetik: 3

John Zacharias Crist: 3

Murat Yücel: 3

Nir Shafir: 3

Oğuz Alpoğlu: 3

Betül Elmacı: 2

Hüseyin Göcen: 2

İbrahim Bilge: 2

İrem Aras: 2

Yemliha Duman: 2

Abdullah Esen: 1

Abdullah Uçar: 1

Abdurrahman Açıkgöz: 1

Alev Sınar: 1

Arif Yasin Kavdır: 1

Aslıhan Karataş: 1

Ayşe Yılmaz: 1

Çağrı Erdoğan: 1

Damla Taşdelen: 1

Elif Kuran: 1

Gizem Yıldız: 1

Günseli Gürel: 1

Halil İbrahim Şimşek: 1

Hanifi Kaya: 1

Hümeyra Mermer Turner: 1

Işıl Karababa: 1

Melike Daş: 1

Merve Eryılmaz: 1

Mevlüt İlhan: 1

Murat Gürses: 1

Musa Şengün: 1

Remzi Soytürk: 1

Serenay Sayar: 1

Serkan Avşar: 1

Züleyha Aydın: 1


January 8, 2022 - v.1.0.4

New characters added to the on-screen keyboard

New characters have been added to the on-screen Arabic-script keyboard for letters that are similar in shape.*

* This feature was developed on the recommendations of Prof. Edhem Eldem from Bogazici University and Dr. Nir Shafir from UC San Diego.


A new tab added to Mentioned In

Entries tab has been added to the Mentioned In section. With this tab, you can easily view any other entries constituting a partial match with the returned result.


Ability to view original forms of Ottoman words

You can now see original Ottoman words and phrases by hovering your mouse over the Ottoman text. If you then click on this image, you are able to access the word located in the relevant column of the dictionary.


Ability to search the lexicon’s English definitions

While searches had hitherto been restricted to Ottoman phrases contained in the lexicon, you can now search through the lexicon’s English definitions. By typing an English word in the search bar and pressing Search, you will be provided all the entries containing this word in their definition. This greatly expedites your work as words are automatically brought to the visible part of the boxes together with their greater context.


Special characters in transliterations

We have made the transliterations of the words as close as possible to the original in terms of shape. The numbers are placed above the letters as in the original text.


October 28, 2021 - v.1.0.3

Search History

You can view all of your previous searches by clicking on the My Search History button in your profile.



You can hide the explanations that appear when you hover your mouse over buttons by unchecking the box that says Show tooltip next to it.


Similar Spellings

You can now access results containing letters that resemble each other in shape at the touch of a button.


Sounds Like

By clicking this tab, you have access to results that are phonetically similar to your search.


Search Bar

In addition to the on-screen virtual keyboard, you can now use your own external keyboard to write words directly into the search field.


Typing in Boxes

It is now possible to type letters in the boxes using a physical keyboard.


Share Link

You can copy the unique link to your search by clicking the 'Share Link' button under the boxes. Anyone who clicks on this link will see the characters in the way you have configured.


March 8, 2020

The entire content of the dictionary titled "A Turkish and English Lexicon", published by Sir James Redhouse in 1890, has been digitized and made available to visitors.


June 7, 2016

LexiQamus went live.