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to happen, to come to pass— 5- Aa Jan, upasthit haon — nazilh.

black cattle, oxen— go-ndi jantur pdl—goin, mawashi Befa'll, vn.

Their excessive cost placed them beyond the reach of any except the most wealthy, and the interpretation given by them in the Native language was generally confined to the nearest corres- ponding word, Avithout any detailed explanation.

Under these circumstances, it appeared to mo that I could not confer a greater benefit on my countrymen than by giving them an English Dictionary intended expressly for themselves.

In the BAngdli, the materials 1 had col Ucted were not insufficient, but as the plan of my Work was different from that of the existing imblications, I ob- tained the valuable assistance of the Rev. My text book was Corrall's edition of Johnson's Dictionary, but I have added many useful, and omitted many obsolete and uncommon Mords ; and when the delinitions appeared not to be sufficiently comprehensive, I availed myself of the assistance of Todd's Johnson and Smart's Walker's Dictionaries to improve them.