PROENÇA, Antem de (Antão, Antero Pr.). 1624 — Ramnad 1666?. S.J. Portuguese Missionary. In Madurai, in South India.
Publications: Vocabulario Tamulico com a significaçam portugueza. Ambalacat 1679; Antão de Proença’s Tamil–Portuguese Dictionary A.D. 1679. Prepared for publication by Xavier S. Thani Nayagan. Kuala Lumpur 1966 (facsimile, 16,546 entries in the order of Tamil alphabets).
Sources: The dictionary is often mentioned, but no details about its compiler are known.