Summary and Info
"This book is a complete and systematic record of the whole available Dravidian vocabulary. It covers four major literary languages and some fourteen minor languages, a considerable amount of the material for which is here published for the first time. The dictionary is etymologically arranged and the vocabulary is classified into 4,572 numbered items. Complete indexes for each language follow. The meanings are given as exhaustively as is practicable in such a work, so that the full range of the application of each word becomes evident. The dictionary is, with some exceptions, confined to the native Dravidian element to the exclusion of loans from Indo-Aryan. It is the first work of its kind that has been attempted, and it will be an indispensable tool to all those engaged in Dravidian linguistics and to Indian philology in general."As electronic data base the dictionary is presented here: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/burrow/New Dravidian DB compiled by G.S.Starostin on the basis of DEDR can be found here: http://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/main.cgi?flags=eygtnnl
More About the Author
Thomas Burrow (29 June 1909 – 8 June 1986) was an Indologist and the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford from 1944 to 1976; he was also a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford during this time.