The Institute for the Languages of Finland is the largest Nordic lexicographical research centre that compiles both normative and descriptive dictionaries.

New Dictionary of Modern Finnish

The Institute maintains the New Dictionary of Modern Finnish, with more than 100,000 entries describing the current common vocabulary of the Finnish language. The dictionary also includes information on meaning, spelling, inflection, style, use and context. The dictionary has been published both in print and online, and the latest online edition is available free of charge.

The revised versions of the dictionary rest on the Finnish Language Board’s latest decisions and contain a number of new entries, as well as new definitions and descriptions. The dictionary is based on the Institute’s comprehensive and constantly increasing word archive and database of modern Finnish.