ASSUMPÇAM, Manoel da (Assunpção)

ASSUMPÇAM, Manoel da (Assunpção). Évora 16?? — 17??. Portuguese Priest, Augustinian Monk, and Missionary in India, author of a Bengali grammar and dictionary, published in Lisboa in 1743. From 1725 Rector of Missão de S. Nicolau in Bengal, where he remained many years. In the library of Évora some of his MSS. on Bengali are said to be preserved.

Publications: Crepar Xaxtrer Orth, Bhed. Lisboa 1735 (missionary dialogues in Portuguese and Bengali, both printed in Roman characters).

Vocabulario em Idioma Bengalla e Portuguez dividido em duas Partes dedicado ao Excellent. e Rever. Senhor O. F. Miguel de Tavora Arcebispo de Evora do Concelho de Sua Magestade Foy Delegencia do Padre Fr. Manoel da Assumpçam Religioso Eremitra de Santo Agostinho da Congregacão da India Oriental. 577 p. Lisboa 1743 (pp. 1-40 Grammar, 47-306 Vocab. B.–Port., 307-577 Vocab. Port.–B., all in Roman characters).

Manoel da Assumpçam’s Bengali Grammar. Edited by S. K. Chatterji. 260 p. Calcutta 1931.

Sources: title in L.S.I; briefly in Wikipedia.

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