MÄNNER, August. Ossweil, Württemberg 22.7.1828 — Seehof, Württemberg 25.4.1891. Rev. German Missionary in South India. After Basel Mission School arrived in 1857 and worked 20 years in Mulki and Udupi, from 1878 in Mangalore, retired on health reasons in 1891. He worked actively for translating the Bible in Tuḷu.
Publications: Tulu–English Dictionary. 688 p. Mangalore 1886; English–Tulu Dictionary. 6+ 653 p. Mangalore 1888.
– Edited a Tulu epic text (Pāḍḍanoḷu?). Mangalore 1886.
– With others: “The Devil Worship of the Tuluvas, from the Papers of the Late A. C. Burnell edited by R. C. Temple, with contribution by A.M.”, IA 24-26, 1895-97.
Sources: Obituary in The 52nd Report of the Basel German Evangelical Mission in South-Western India for the year 1891. Mangalore 1892, 78f.; neither in Dt. biogr. Archiv, nor in its N.F.; the second dictionary only in Ges.Verz. and N.U.C.
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