The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online database (by Brill) already includes eleven dictionaries https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/a/6356/22504

I've read about this "database" before. How do I have to imagine this, how is it structured?

I only found the individual dictionaries on offer for download. That's not a database! However, some of the books do look like compiled from a database.

  • Is that one internal with restricted access?

  • Is it grafted onto wiktionary (that is, already accessible)?

  • Will it ever be finished?

  • PS: * Is "Leiden" cognate with "Leeds"? or some of: "London", "Lunt", "Luxemburg", "Lüneburg", "Lichtenberg", "Lauterbach" ...
    – vectory
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 17:11

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The databases used to be freely available online, but, some years ago, they were removed and transformed into books. Unfortunately...

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    The databases are still available, it’s just they are behind a paywall.
    – Alex B.
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 19:24

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