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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by suriya_ctha » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:34 pm

Its quite helpful.. Nowadys, pali language juz use in chantin, prayers etc.. Normaly, if monk/bhante frm Sri lankan, they used sinhala/singalese.. Pali is used when ancient time...

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by nowheat » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:51 am

Thanks to everyone who has already posted online dictionaries.

Now for "the other" question (the old-fashioned question): which are the best hard copy Pali-English dictionaries?

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Post by DNS » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:25 pm

I have the PTS one in hard copy and it is very good. But now I mostly use the online editions, since it is easier to just open another tab and look up a word.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by DNS » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:22 pm

MettaNet, Sri Lanka:

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=C ... glish-Pali" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (English to Pali)
http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=C ... li-English" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Pali to English)

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Kare » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:44 pm

The PTS dictionary is also available in a scanned version, for free download:

http://www.archive.org/details/palitextsocietys00pali" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:27 pm

They all come from: http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_s.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by vishy89 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:35 pm

Shri S.N.Goenka's Tipitaka website http://www.tipitaka.org/ has a multilanguage Pali dictionary along with Tipitaka as an application. Pl download and use. You may also down load the whole CD.
It is great.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:45 pm

vishy89 wrote:Shri S.N.Goenka's Tipitaka website http://www.tipitaka.org/ has a multilanguage Pali dictionary along with Tipitaka as an application. Pl download and use. You may also down load the whole CD.
It is great.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by pulga » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:12 pm

Has anyone seen the A Dictionary of Páli, Part II by Margaret Cone, published by the Pali Text Society?

If so, any comments on the book would be welcome.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Dmytro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:13 pm

pulga wrote:Has anyone seen the A Dictionary of Páli, Part II by Margaret Cone, published by the Pali Text Society?

If so, any comments on the book would be welcome.
Very good dictionary.

See: http://ijl.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/2/115.full.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by pulga » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Dmytro wrote:
Very good dictionary.

See: http://ijl.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/2/115.full.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Thanks, Dmytro. This is part 2 of the Dictionary of Pali (G-N), just recently published.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by pulga » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:01 pm

The Critical Pali Dictionary is available to be searched online:

http://pali.hum.ku.dk/cpd/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Dmytro » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:23 pm

pulga wrote:Has anyone seen the A Dictionary of Páli, Part II by Margaret Cone, published by the Pali Text Society?

If so, any comments on the book would be welcome.
"The Pali Text Society is pleased to announce the publication of Part 2
of Margaret Cone's Dictionary of Pāli covering the letters g–n. This
is a truly significant publication for both Pali studies and Buddhist
studies more generally. The first volume of Margaret Cone's Dictionary
(2001) covered the letters a–kh, and thus overlapped in its coverage
with the incomplete Copenhagen A Critical Pāli Dictionary (the last
fascicle of which, ending in the middle of the letter kā, will be
published later this year). Part 2 of Margaret Cone's Dictionary of
Pāli thus represents the first substantial advance in Pali
lexicography since the early 1920s, when the relevant fascicle of T.W.
Rhys Davids and W. Stede's Pali-English Dictionary was published. Two
further parts of Dr Cone's Dictionary are currently being prepared,
and when complete the Dictionary is likely to remain the principal
lexical resource for scholars working with Pali texts for some
generations to come.

Both parts of the Dictionary can be ordered directly from the PTS
website -- http://www.palitext.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; -- :
Part I (a-kh), ISBN
97808613394x, 30.25 GBP; Part II (g-n), ISBN 9780860134879, 40 GBP."

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Kare » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:32 am

Here is a very useful tool for Pali learners:

Kurt Schmidt: A Frequency Dictionary of Pali: Core Vocabulary for Learners

http://www.amazon.com/Frequency-Diction ... =8-1-spell" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A customer review at the Amazon site says:

This is an interesting comprehensive Pali dictionary. The author's idea to select Pali vocabulary by frequency and only focus on canonical Pali (it seems to be mostly Sutta Pitaka Pali) makes sense. It gives someone who starts learning Pali a clue as to which words he see most often.

I especially liked the combination of word definition with sample sentences (all of which are real extracts from the Suttas and very short full sentences to see the word in its proper context).

At the end of the book there is an index, which is critical to find words.

All in all a very nice edition of core (fundamental) Pali vocabulary.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by DNS » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm

:thumbsup:

Looks great, I just ordered one.

Since I love lists, I like how it lists the frequency of each word in the Pali Canon.

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