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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:27 pm

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby pulga » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Dmytro wrote:
Very good dictionary.

See: http://ijl.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/2/115.full.pdf

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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

Postby pulga » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:01 pm

The Critical Pali Dictionary is available to be searched online:

http://pali.hum.ku.dk/cpd/
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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/ -- :
Part I (a-kh), ISBN
97808613394x, 30.25 GBP; Part II (g-n), ISBN 9780860134879, 40 GBP."

http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse. ... &user=&pw=
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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

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

Postby David N. Snyder » 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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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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

Postby 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

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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby David N. Snyder » 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks, tilt.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: Pali Dictionaries

Postby 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

Postby BMHC » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Hello (Mingalaba).

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