Bangiya Sabdakosh - a Bengali-bengali Lexicon v.1 a-na
Sahitya Akademi, 1932-1946 / 2003, 2835 pages
ISBN 8126010622, 9788126010622
topics: | bangla | dictionary | reference
this dictionary is considered the most authoritative reference in the bangla language. haricharan bandyopadhyay was professor of sanskrit at shantiniketan. he launched this lexicographic enterprise after rabindranath asked him to compile a comprehensive dictionary. originally published in instalments from b.1340-1353 (1932-1946). meanwhile, rAjshekhar basu had published his chalantika as a handier reference. the dictionary is notable for its detailed etymologies. surprisingly the word kAju does not appear in HB, not even in the appendix. the fruit (and the word) came from Brazil to Bengal with the Portuguese, but is it so late an entry into bAnglA food?
Bangabhasabhidhan Ramchandra Vidyavagish Calcutta, 1817 Bangabhasabhidhan Rameshwar Tarkalankar Calcutta, 1839 Shabdambudhi Muktaram Vidyavagish Calcutta, 1853 Prakitibad Abhidhan Ramkamal Vidyalankar Calcutta, 1866 Saral Bangala Abhidhan Subal Mitra Calcutta, 1906 Bangala Bhasar Abhidhan Jnanendra Mohan Das Calcutta, 1917 Chalantika Rajshekhar Basu Calcutta, 1930 Bangiya Shabdakos Haricharan Bandyopadhyay Calcutta, 1932 Byabaharik Shabdakos Kazi Abdul Wadud Calcutta, 1953 Sangsad Bangala Abhidhan Shailendra Biswas Calcutta, 1955 - from banglapedia ABHIDHAN
p. nums refer to this work - floor (P. mez -> H. mez) - window (P. jAnAlA -> B. jAnAlA, jAnelA; tamil jAnnAl) - window frame (P. grade -> B garAd - rods or internal frames on window) - to copy (P. toca = to note down -> B. Tuk, TokA, copy) 981 - seal (P. marca -> B. markA) - mast (P. mastio -> B. mAstul) - clerk (P. escrevente; Sk karaN, karapraNI = author; -> b. kerAnI, maraThi karkoon) 677 - utensil (P. bacia = plate -> B. bAsan, also H, Marathi) - towel (P. toalha -> B. toyAle) - soap (P. sabon -> B. sAbAn, H. sAbun) 2198 - tin can (P. canastra -> B. kAnestArA) - pin (P. alfinete -> B. alpin) - cupboard (P. armario -> B. AlmAri) - ironing (P. estirar H. itiri, B. istri] 358 - steel (P. espada -> B/H. ispAt) 359 - priest (P. padre -> B. pAdri) - church (P. igreja -> B. girjA) - christmas (P. natal -> marathi natal) - over, end (P. acabar -> B. kAbAr; mAs-kAbArI) - negro (P. Cafre -> B. kAfrI) - english (P. ingles -> B. ingrej, H. Angrej) - nail (P. prego -> B. perek) - tar (P.alcatrao -> B. alkatra) - ditch (P. cana -> B. khAnA) - biscuit (P. biscoito -> B. biskut, H/M. biskit) - armchair, (P. cadeira -> kedArA) - glass jar (P. boiAo -> B. boyAm) - bottle (P. botelha -> B. botol, H. botal, M. batli) - button (P. botAo -> B. botAm ; H/M from Engl) - pickle (P. achar -> B/H/M : Achar) - small tub (P. gamela -> B/M. gAmlA) - bread (P. pao -> Marathi pao, B. pauruTi) - wooden jar (P. pipa -> B. pipe, M. pip) - tape (P. fita -> B. fitA, fite) - medicine, purgative (P. jalape -> B. jolAp; M julab) - violin (P. viole -> *B. behAlA) - swearword (P. maria -> *B. mAiri) - pirate (P. bombardeiro -> *B. bombeTe) - auction (P. leilao -> H/B/M. nilAm ) 1224 - lottery (P. sorte -> M. sorAt; ?B. surti)