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24 J.P. Fabricius' Tamil and English Dictionary.
Evangelical Lutheran Mission Publishing House, Tranquebar. (1972,
revised enlarged 4th ed.)
The best one-volume Tamil-English dictionary; goes in and out of print.
25 Kriyavin tarkalat tamil akarati ( Dictionary of
Contemporary Tamil). Cre-A, 268 Royapettah High Road, Madras 600 014.
Excellent Tamil-to-Tamil-and-English dictionary geared toward
modern usage. Can be used with students beginning at
26 Lifco Tamil-Tamil-English Dictionary. The Little
Flower Co., T. Nagar, Madras 600 017. (1968.)
2nd ed. Concise, single-volume, according to some especially
useful for classical Tamil.
27 McAlpin, D.W. A Core Vocabulary for Tamil. Dept. of
South Asia Regional Studies, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall,
Philadelphia, PA 19104. (1976.)
A brief, selective list based on a word count.
28 Schiffman, Harold F. An English Dictionary of the Tamil
Verb. Unfinished NEH-funded project; gives Tamil equivalents, Spoken and
Written, for English verbs; verb classes, case frames; synonyms. Example
sentences in LT and ST where appropriate. Currently in electronic form, about
29 Tamil Lexicon, 6 vols. Publications Office, Univ. of
Madras, Madras 600 005. (1982, reprint of 1924-36 ed.)
Tamil-English, most comprehensive and authoritative. Goes in and
out of print; may be available in Heidelberg on-line dictionary.
30 The Great Lifco Dictionary, English-English-Tamil.
The Little Flower Company, T. Nagar, Madras 600 017. (1983, 12th ed).
The most useful English-Tamil dictionary (though this is not
saying much, since English-Tamil dictionaries are typically not much use
to second-language learners.)
31 Winslow, Miron. Tamil-English Dictionary. Franz
Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden. (1977.)
Reprint of a reputable dictionary originally published in 1862.
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