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Miron Winslow

Born: Dec 11, 1789

Death: Jan 1, 1864

Nationality: United States

Miron Winslow

Date of Birth : Dec 11, 1789
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1864

Miron Winslow was an American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions missionary to American Ceylon Mission, Ceylon, where he established a mission at Oodooville and founded a seminary. He founded a mission station at Madras, first and chief station of American Madras Mission. He published several books, notably, A History of Missions and A Comprehensive Tamil and English Dictionary of High and Low Tamil, a Tamil to English lexicon which took twenty years of missionary labor to compile sixty-seven thousand Tamil words-This dictionary was based in part on manuscript material of the Joseph Knight, of the London Missionary Society, and the Rev. Samuel Hutchings, of the American mission, and was the most complete dictionary of a modern Indian language published at that time. The book later become the base for the more exhaustive Tamil Lexicon dictionary published by the University of Madras in 1924.

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