glossography

Related to glossography: glozed, glossing over

glos·sog·ra·phy

 (glô-sŏg′rə-fē, glŏ-)
n.
The compilation of glosses or glossaries.

glos·sog′ra·pher n.

glossography

(ɡlɒˈsɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) the art of writing textual glosses or commentaries
glosˈsographer n

glossography

the writing or compilation of marginal or interlinear notes in a manuscript text. — glossographer, n.
See also: Literature
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560-636 CE), an encyclopedia of "human and divine subjects, was one of the chief landmarks in glossography and was for many centuries one of the most important reference books" and "became one of the most studied works during the Dark and Middle Ages" ("Isidore of Seville," The New Encyclopaedia Britannica).
And the presence of material shared with Epinal (written in the last years of the 7th century) along with a rather archaic-looking Isidore batch gives an idea of the diachronic dimension of Anglo-Saxon glossography.
Perhaps with the help of ultraviolet lighting more can be recovered of the opening of this glossary; what remains even more pressing is interpretation of its significance to the history of glossography and the development of English.
Lhuyd, Archaelogia Britannica, giving some Account Additional to what has been hitherto Publish'd, of the Languages, Histories and Customs Of the Original Inhabitants of Great Britain, I (all published) Glossography (Oxford, 1707).