In lexicography, what does "An. Ox. 3778." mean? I found "An." but I don't think that 3778 is a page.

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A google book search shows "An. Ox. 3778" appears on page 717 of a 1908 Supplement to an Anglo-Saxon dictionary; the front matter explains that "An. Ox." means Anecdota Oxoniensia: Old English Glosses, edited by Arthur S. Napier. Napier's 1900 work has numbered glosses. Number 3778 is "sub diuo, dyrnum, swellendum 52, 6 ". The meaning of "52,6" is no doubt explained in the front matter.

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