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Pere Antoni Figuera i Tomàs (Pedro Antonio Figuera y Tomás) fue un religioso franciscano y lexicógrafo español nacido en Lluchmayor (Mallorca) a finales de la centuria ilustrada. La vida de este autor es un completo enigma: solo sabemos que se exclaustró en 1835, que es el compositor del primer diccionario bilingüe mallorquín-castellano –precursor de la obra de Amengual y Reus (1793-1876)– y que falleció en Palma con 75 años en 1847.
Su Diccionari mallorquí-castellà fue redactado en mallorquín coloquial según unas normas ortográficas propias, aunque defendió el uso del artículo literario tradicional (el, la) frente al coloquial (es, sa). En la confección de su diccionario utilizó como guía las obras de Melchor Manuel Núñez de Taboada (1786-¿?).
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