Dictionarioum Gallico Outaokum, interceptum Nov. 1771
Contributor: Du Jaunay, Pierre, 1705-1780
Extent: 1 volume, 174 pages
Description: This manuscript volume consists of a handwritten French-Ottawa (Odawa) dictionary compiled by an unidentified author, probably Father Pierre Du Jaunay, a Jesuit priest at Cross Village (L'Arbre Croche) and Michilimackinac in the 1740s-1760s. This manuscript is apparently the first part of a larger work, as this volume consists of entries beginning with A through "epée." Many entries contain examples of usage of the Ottawa langauge word or additional definitions and examples based upon other phrases in which the French word may be used. This manuscript may be a partial copy made of Du Jaunay's French-Ottawa manuscript dictionary compiled in the 1740s at Cross Village, now housed at McGill University Library.
Collection: Dictionarioum Gallico Outaokum, interceptum Nov. 1771 Mss.497.33.D564