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A Dictionary of the Bengalee Language

A Dictionary of the Bengalee Language
2 Volume Set in 3 Pieces
In Which the Words Are Traced to their Origin, and their Various Meanings Given

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055178

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  • The language of Bangladesh, West Bengal and parts of Tripura and Assam, Bengali is the sixth most spoken language in the world. A member of the Indo-Aryan family, with its origins in Sanskrit, it has over 230 million speakers. Published in 1825, this is a revised three-part dictionary of Bengali, compiled by the Baptist missionary William Carey (1761–1834) during his time in India. Its purpose was to assist Carey's European students at Fort William College in Calcutta, and he endeavoured to include every simple word used in the language, along with all the compound terms found in Bengali literature. Containing over 100,000 entries in Bengali script with English translations, and providing etymologies for most words, it remains of great interest to linguists today. Carey's reference works on Marathi and Sanskrit are also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055178
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Bengalee dictionary. Volume 2, Part 1: Bengalee dictionary. Volume 2, Part 2: Bengalee dictionary.

  • Author

    William Carey

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