Dictionaries

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Edited by George P. Malalasekera, London, 1937-38.

This comprehensive reference covers all proper names one will find in the Pali canon and primary commentaries. It provides sufficient information to place each proper name - physically (or mythicly) for place names, in time and school of thought for individuals. It provides the references to the source material, and etymologies where appropriate.

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For instance, if you are searching for all Pali compounds ending with the word "...kamma", you can easily find all these words on one page in this reverse dictionary.

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On Leigh Brasington’s site, Pali dictionaries in text/data format, for use with Leigh’s own database program. Download the program & dictionary data (instructions on the site).

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This dictionary can be quite useful in looking up the meaning of some Pali words, if you know how to find the Sanskrit counterparts of Pali forms. The on-line version of the dictionary is available at http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/scans/MWScan/tamil/index.html .

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This glossary covers many of the Pali words and technical terms that you may come across in the books and on the Internet.

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Study of the meanings of Pali words by Michael Olds.