पान:A Dictionary of the Mahratta Language.djvu/१०

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या पानाचे मुद्रितशोधन झालेले आहे



assisting those who may be desirous of studying the Language

spoken in the Mahratta states. The author, though he has la-

boured to make it as complete as possible, is sensible that

be has left much for future writers in this department to

add, and perhaps, to correct; and should he see some one more

able, improving on what he has begun, it will afford him

genuine satisfaction.

It would be ungrateful, not to mention the assistance which

the Author has received from Vidyanatha, the chief Mahrat-

ta Pundit in the College of Fort William. As no printed

work of this kind existed till Dr. Drummond of Bombay, very

lately, published his Grammar and Glossary of Mahratta and

Gujerattee, which however was not published till this work

was nearly printed off, there was no possibility of the writer's

availing himself of any collateral helps therein ; had such

existed he should hav« thought it a duty he owed to the pub-

lic, to have derived all the assistance it was possible from them.

For the, sake of conciseness, the author has endeavoured

to condense the meaning of each word as much as possible,

as well as to avoid the use of synonymous words in explain