Book/Printed Material Dittionario giorgiano e italiano Lekʻsi iberigo-pʻrankxi
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- Dittionario giorgiano e italiano
- Lekʻsi iberigo-pʻrankxi
- Published in Rome in 1629, this Georgian-Italian dictionary was the first book printed in Georgian using moveable type. The dictionary was compiled by an Italian, Stefano Paolini, with the assistance of Niceforo Irbachi Giorgiano, the Georgian ambassador in Rome. It contains 3084 words, printed in three columns: Georgian words in the left column; Italian transliterations (with accents marked) in the middle column; and an explanation of the meaning of each word, in Italian, in the right column. The Georgian alphabet and the Latin equivalents of each of its letters appear on pages 1-2. The dictionary was published by the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda, which was established in Rome in the early 17th century for the purpose of spreading Catholicism in non-Catholic countries. Beginning in 1628, the congregation sent missionaries to Georgia, and the dictionary was intended for use by missionaries who needed to learn Georgian. Christianity began its spread into Georgia in the early centuries of the first millennium AD; the resulting Georgian Orthodox Church, founded in the fourth century AD, has been in communion with the Orthodox Churches since the first decade of the 7th century, but has never been subject to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. World Digital Library.
- Paolini, Stefano
- Niceforo Irbachi, Giorgiano
- Catholic Church. Congregatio de Propaganda Fide
Created / Published
- Roma : Stampa della Sagra Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629.
- - Georgian language--Dictionaries--Italian
- - "Ad uso de' missionarii della Sagra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide."
- - Includes index.
- - Near East Cage: Georgian.
- - Original cover: vellum stretched on wood.
- - Woodcuts: printers' and publishers' devices.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - Georgian and Italian; Georgian also in roman script.
- , 128,  p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 23 cm.
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- PK9125 .P3 1629
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Paolini, Stefano, Giorgiano Niceforo Irbachi, and Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. Dittionario Giorgiano E Italiano. Roma: Stampa della Sagra Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007552045/.
APA citation style:
Paolini, S., Niceforo Irbachi, G. & Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. (1629) Dittionario Giorgiano E Italiano. Roma: Stampa della Sagra Congr. de Propag. Fide. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007552045/.
MLA citation style:
Paolini, Stefano, Giorgiano Niceforo Irbachi, and Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. Dittionario Giorgiano E Italiano. Roma: Stampa della Sagra Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007552045/>.