This is a very early collection of words compiled for the purpose of language comparison. From the digital version of the source, the original date of publication could not be determined. However, according to Adelung (1815: 53), the collection was published in 1786 by order of Catherine the Great, in order to create a large collection of words from all languages in the world. Later, the list was reduced to 285 words, and the translations were published in two volumes. The count of 442 items is based on our digitization of the source. As a matter of fact, the item "to sing" occurs twice in the data with the exact identical Russian, French, and Latin words.