Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

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Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:06 am

I have completed the second phase of updating the DPPN.

Except on the Index pages, where diacritics are not used to make page searching easier, most of the Pāli spellings have now been corrected. The names of suttas have been changed to match the CSCD Tipiṭaka to make finding them easier, and footnotes have been added to some of the longer articles to reduce the clutter.

There indexes to the Jātka, Dīgha Nikyāya, Majjhima Nikāya, and Sutta Nipāta.

Its now at a stage where I am happy to leave it has it is, but I welcome any feedback, particularly reports of any broken links.
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Postby Ben » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:51 am

Thank you, Bhante!
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby gavesako » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:44 am

There seems to be a missing "i" on the first page:
This online edition includes the diacritical marks (accents) required for the correct spelling of Pāl


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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:16 am

Thanks Bhante, That's a very valuable resource, which I use regularly. It's great to be able to look up someone and get all the suttas that he/she appears in. I can then take the page reference and plug it into http://suttacentral.net/ and often get straight to an on-line version. Or at least have an easy reference to a real book... :reading:

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Postby theY » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:05 am

Great!!!

Note: CSCD4 beta 15 can't search in thai.
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:42 am

So, from I have seen this is a pali dictionary, am I right?

Thanks for putting it online :anjali:
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:18 pm

It's a list of the names that appear in the Canon, with summaries of their lives, where their stories may be found in Vinaya, Sutta, and Commentary, which suttas were spoken to them, and so on. A very helpful reference for understanding the Canon.

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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:50 pm

Ah, thnx :D
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:19 pm

I have updated a number of the longer articles with footnotes, and more cross-references to other articles. If you don't know how to find references in the translations, an explanation and illustration is given after the footnotes.

The average reader doesn't need to see these references at all while reading the article, but the references are useful for those who do want to read a quote in its full context.

This is a convenient place to report broken links or glaring errors. Please provide a link to the page where you found the error.
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:13 am

I have now almost completed a major update of the Dictionary of Pali Proper Names site.

I transferred the entire site from NetObjects Fusion to Serif WebPlus X8, which now supports font embedding. This should mean that Pāḷi diacritics can be read, even by those who don't have a suitable font installed. Other major changes include:

  1. Changing names of suttas to match the names given in the CSCD Tipiṭaka to make it easier to find references in the Pāḷi text.
  2. Updating the English in some places to improve the translation. Wherever I have made a significant change to the Malalsekera edition, the font colour is changed from Black to Dark Blue.
  3. Inserted numerous suttas (mostly from the Saṃyuttanikāya) that are missing from the original
  4. Added many more cross-reference links including links to footnotes, and backlinks from the footnotes to the text
More updates will follow — I am currently inserting missing suttas beginning with the letter N, which means the process is half done.

Be warned that the translations are no more than a brief synopsis in most cases. If you want to read the translations in full, other sites like Sutta Central or Access to Insight are more suitable. This is a useful reference for finding your way around the Pali Texts.

There's also quite a lot of Sri Lankan history from the Mahāvaṃsa, Cūlavaṃsa, and Rasavahini, which may be of limited interest to students of Buddhism.
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Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

Postby Dhammanando » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:58 am

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