Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (PSTU), Hyderabad

Department of Lexicography


It is the only Department of its kind in the State. This Department focuses on compilation and publication of Telugu words, expressions, colloquial terms, mutual borrowings, words peculiar to industry and other occupations which are used by Telugu speaking people in the state of Andhra Pradesh and also in other countries where Telugu speaking people live.

Research & Development / Topic

A dictionary of Onomatopoeic words in Telugu
by Prof. A. Usha Devi

Telugu Nigantuvulu : lakshitha prayojanalu

by Dr. Y. Reddy Syamala

Agricultural Terms with Special Reference to Tamil with Telugu Equivalents

by A. Parimalagantham

Projects Ongoing

Telugu – Telugu Nighantuvu

It is a major and comprehensive dictionary project of Telugu language. All the words which are in daily usage in Telugu language will be included in this dictionary.

Bhasha shastra paribhashika nighantuvu

Each and every subject has technical terminologies. If one wants to understand the subject clearly, he/she should understand the terminologies of the subject first. In the same way Linguistics has also many technical terminologies. The Europeans who are standing first in research and knowledge in Linguistics, prepared many Linguistic terminological dictionaries. In spite of our rich literary traditions, we do not have a terminological dictionary for Linguistics especially in Telugu.

To full fill the lacuna, the Department of Lexicography undertook a project named ‘Bhasha shastra paribhashika nighantuvu’. David Crystal’s ‘Dictionary of Phonetics and Linguistics’ is being used as base for preparing this dictionary. This will certainly help the teacher as well as students who are going to teach and study Linguistics in Telugu medium as well as the other Telugu mother tongue people who are interested in Linguistics. With in a year or two this will be published by the department of Lexicography.

Telugu – Tamil Common Vocabulary

Telugu – Tamil common vocabulary dictionary contains nearly 3000 entries. The data for this dictionary was collected from Telugu magazines, news papers and other story books. The vocabulary was collected on the basis of the similarity of form and meaning. Etymology of the word is not taken as criteria.


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