[INDOLOGY] Request: Tamil-Portuguese Dictionary

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at univ-paris-diderot.fr
Tue Jan 6 15:15:33 UTC 2015

Greetings from Paris!

Hathi trust seems to have a copy,
but it is not in free access.


BTW, I have a physical copy of the 1966 book
(but not a digital copy)
and I was wondering whether someone had made a better
digital copy (than was done in 1966)
of the original 1679 book.

It  seems such a pity to rescan an imperfect photographic reproduction
when photographing the original might be much more gratifying
(and less risky from the copyright point of view)

-- Jean-Luc Chevillard (Paris-Pondicherry-Hamburg)




On 06/01/2015 15:42, Andrew Nicholson wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I was wondering if any one of you would be able to share with me a PDF
> of Antão de Proença's Tamil-Portuguese Dictionary, compiled in 1679.
> It was reprinted in Kuala Lumpur in 1966 (record here:
> http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001006575).
> Perhaps you could also tell me if there are any more recent
> Tamil-Portuguese dictionaries available. I know of one, for instance,
> compiled in 1735 by Jacome Gonçalves, but it appears that only a few
> manuscripts survive. I am asking on behalf on one of my former
> students who is now working in Brazil resettling Sri Lankan Tamil
> refugees. She would like a dictionary to help these modern Tamil
> speakers learn Portuguese (though I explained to her that these very
> old dictionaries are likely of more use today to historians than to
> language learners). Something from the 19th or 20th century would be
> best, but perhaps no such dictionary exists.
> Warmest wishes and Feliz Ano Novo,
> Andrew
> _________________________
> Andrew J. Nicholson
> Associate Professor
> SUNY Stony Brook
> Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343
> (631) 632-4030
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