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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by mirco » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:08 am

I know, it has been posted somewhere else, and I'm pretty sure, everyone alread knows,
but this is a very good tool : Digital Pali Reader

The DPR is a tool much like a hard-copy language reader, facilitating study of the Pali language at an advanced level. Rather than offering a translation for the text being read, a reader usually includes a dictionary with all of the difficult words found in the reader. While the DPR is far from perfect, it is sure to be useful for intermediate Pali students who wish to advance their studies to a higher level. The DPR differs from an ordinary reader in several respects:
  • instant lookup of words, simply by clicking on a word in the passage being read. This avoids time spent looking for the word in a hard-copy dictionary or in another place on one’s computer.
  • built in search function similar to that of the CSCD. Whereas the CSCD allows for only global searches or searches of entire pitakas, the DPR provides Nikaya and Book searches as well.
  • includes several dictionaries: Pali-English, English-Pali, Pali proper names, and Concise Pali Dictionary. These dictionaries can be directly accessed from the control panel.
  • several useful auxiliary utilities
Try the stable version 1.


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Pali Dictionaries

Post by Sekha » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:36 am

A new search engine in the Concise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera has just been uploaded.

The interesting thing is it is quite flexible as for example if you are looking for 'āṇāpāṇa' you can simply enter 'anapana' without using any diacritics.

It takes several seconds to load the page initially, but afterwards all search results come instantly:

http://www.suttapitaka.net/toolbox/dico.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by DNS » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:20 am

Dukkhanirodha wrote: The interesting thing is it is quite flexible as for example if you are looking for 'āṇāpāṇa' you can simply enter 'anapana' without using any diacritics.
Excellent, thanks. Looks like another great site to bookmark.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by theravada_guy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:43 am

What are your opinions on "A Pali-English Glossary of Buddhist Technical Terms" by Ven. Nanamoli Thera and Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi?
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:46 am

theravada_guy wrote:What are your opinions on "A Pali-English Glossary of Buddhist Technical Terms" by Ven. Nanamoli Thera and Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi?
It does not cost much. Lots of words with references to the texts in which they are found, so it probably is worth having as a reference tool.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Sekha » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:12 am

unfortunately they do not make it freely available to the world, not more than Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations of MN and SN. They prefer replacing the free gift of the Dhamma made by the Buddha and all the numerous ones thanks to whom the Dhamma is still available to us, by a vulgar business.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by theravada_guy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks, tilt.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by daverupa » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Dukkhanirodha wrote:unfortunately they do not make it freely available to the world, not more than Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations of MN and SN. They prefer replacing the free gift of the Dhamma made by the Buddha and all the numerous ones thanks to whom the Dhamma is still available to us, by a vulgar business.

I don't know what they think they are doing
You should consider that you're paying for the book as an item, rather than the Dhamma. Books aren't as free and at-hand as speaking to someone in person.

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Sekha » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:37 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Dukkhanirodha wrote: The interesting thing is it is quite flexible as for example if you are looking for 'āṇāpāṇa' you can simply enter 'anapana' without using any diacritics.
Excellent, thanks. Looks like another great site to bookmark.
The dictionary is now directly downloadable here

There is also a possibility to make it both ways (ie. English-Pali as well), but that might still take some time to come.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by BMHC » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Hello (Mingalaba).

Accidentally found a large dictionary: http://dictionary.sutta.org/

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by davide-bujalski » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:45 am

Dear Dhammawheel Sangha,
after surfing, as a amateur student of pali i would like highly suggest this two:
http://www.buddha-vacana.org/glossary - by far the most complete with references to suttas
http://dictionary.tamilcube.com/pali-dictionary.aspx - online english pali or pali english.Most everything is there. With combination of Concise pali dictionary.pdf - download on the net,basically you have quite the complete resources togheter of the whole pali words.
Have a good use of it
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by frank k » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:12 pm

Here's an epub, mobi, and html version of PED ( converted from digital pali reader's PED )

http://pali.audtip.org/essential-tools
(link near bottom of page)
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by LomX » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:21 am

Dear Dhammawheel Sangha and Friends,

I'm searching for the oldest pali - english dictionary which was published older than 1870. I heard from my teacher that the book has the best learning system.

If any of you know about this, please kindly tell me the name and the author.

Thank You

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:02 am

LomX wrote:I'm searching for the oldest pali - english dictionary which was published older than 1870. I heard from my teacher that the book has the best learning system.
I would think he is probably referring to the dictionary of Robert Caesar Childers, though it's publication date is actually 1872-5. An online copy:

https://archive.org/details/adictionaryplil00chilgoog

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Post by pitakele » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:20 pm

now here = nowhere

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