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Indien 210. Dictionary, Tamil-French, by Beschi

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Ancienne cote : Tamoul 210
Dictionary, Tamil-French, by Beschi
Manuscript in French.
1800. No internal date. Dated to circa 1760 by Vinson in Vinson et al. (1866-). Not dated by Cabaton (1912), on unstated grounds (presumably palaeographical and material analysis arguments).
Tamilnadu.
Scribal hands: (U1, U2) Latin, Tamil script: no puḷḷi, long ō/ē (double-curled kompu). Ink, black.
CoverFront: the front cover U1: 1 folio = a kind of List of Proverbs in French. With reference to pages in U2. Library foliation A. u1: 3 folios = guard leaves. No foliation. Blank recto verso. U2: 139 folios = Dictionary. 1 unfoliated/unpaginated folio + 138 folios with pagination 1-275. Last folio lists a few entries under the letter ya, that were likely forgotten earlier. u2: 7 folios = guard leaves. No foliation. List of numbers on f6v and f7v. BackCover: the back cover

Paper (industrial) (Codex.) leaf: 350 × 240 mm. 2 columns. 37 written lines per page. 38 ruled lines per page. Arranged in Tamil alphabetical order. Two columns. Pages are numbered, but individual entries are not. Above each column is the letter-heading (e.g. Ak or Aṅ). Grantha characters are listed at the very end.

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Présentation du contenu

This is a Dictionary of Tamil words with their French equivalent, by Beschi (U2), in a bound volume. It is comparable to BnF Indien 215, which appears to be a similar, if not the very same, text. It is preceded by a list a proverbs (U1).

Contents (Single-text)

(U1) List of Proverbs

  • Incipit

    [folio [1]r]
    [1] Page 1. Il cherche du poil dans la paume de la main. (Des difficultés là où il n'y en a pas.)

  • Explicit

    [folio [1]v]
    [28] 145. Si vous voulez considérer les défauts des autres, vous n'aurez aucune paresse.

(U2) Beschi, Dictionary, Tamil-French

  • Incipit

    [folio [1]r]
    [header]
    [column 1]
    [1ff.] Il y a dans le tamoul 12. voyelles qui viennent avant les consonnes en cette figure et en cet ordre/ […]

  • Incipit

    [page 1]
    [header]அக
    [column 1]
    [1] அகங்கை. Paulme de la main R.
    [2] கை. main, அகம், dedans, \Ex./ அகங்கையி
    [3] ன மயிரைத் தேடுகிறான்,
    Il cherche du
    [4] poil dans la paulme de la main.
    [5] Des difficultés là où il n'y en a pas.
    [6] அகடு, g, ட்டின. ventre, figure, milieu.
    [7] அகட்டுகிறது. p. டினேன், f. டுவேன். […]

  • Explicit

    [page 275]
    [column 1]
    [1] யக்கியோபவிதம். Le fil des Brames.
    [2] யங்கலயங்கிறது. Sauter comme le Cerf.
    [3ff.] […]
    [column 2]
    [1] யானி. rejetton d'une cobre coupé.

Paratexts

  • (CoverFront) shelfmark, cover, front: BnF old shelfmark in black pencil: “Tamoul N° 210” (front cover, verso).
  • (CoverFront) shelfmark, cover, front: BnF shelfmark sticker: “INDIEN 210” (front cover, verso).
  • (U2) table of contents: See p. 274. For each letter of the dictionary, reference is made to a folio (a page in fact).

Transcription conventions
\/ indicates additions. […] indicates an ellipsis. Original text encoded in Tamil script. I have not added puḷḷis, thus representing letters are they are given in the manuscript.

Bibliographie

Cabaton, Antoine. 1912. Catalogue sommaire des manuscrits ind iens, indo-chinois et malayo-polynésiens. Bibliothèque nationale. Département des man uscrits. Paris: E. Leroux. — See p. 34, no. 210

Vinson, Julien & Feer, Léon & s.n. 1866-. Catalogue des manuscrits tamoul et télinga. Manuscript, BnF Indien 577. — See f. 51r, no. 210.

Historique de la conservation

Unknown.

Informations sur les modalités d’entrée

Unknown. Possibly a manuscript sent by the Jesuits of Pondicherry.

Informations sur le traitement

This catalogue entry has been adapted from:

BHASKAR, Neela. 2022. “Indien 210. Dictionary, Tamil-French, by Beschi.Descriptive Catalogue of the Texts Surrounding Texts Project. Paris: TST Project. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6475589