A Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor

By Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor C. Cappeller and other scholars

The 1st challenge humans appear to be having with this well-known dictionary is that a few of the more moderen reprints of the unique Clarendon Press variation (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very bad caliber: not just are they poorly published on inferior paper, yet in addition they include a shoddy binding that's simply unlikely to face as much as this kind of dealing with a heavy dictionary will get. Books akin to this (and there are various being released this day) appear to me virtually to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.

The in simple terms method to this challenge isn't to shop for a later reprint within the first position. as an alternative, search for a used reproduction of the sooner UK-produced Clarendon Press variation. This used to be well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with no the backbone cracking, and certain in a sturdy textile. when you are fortunate sufficient to discover the sort of you can be getting a true e-book that might be a excitement to address and may withstand decades of heavy use.

The moment challenge that a few humans run into is that the dictionary itself can, as a result of its association, be tough to take advantage of. a good way to this challenge has been supplied by means of Charles Wikner in his 'A sensible Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is a wonderful and intensely invaluable 146-page Sanskrit educational in 15 classes which, in addition to educating Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few simple ideas, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to carry the English-speaking scholar who is familiar with not anything of Sanskrit to the extent the place he can intelligently [use] Monier-Williams' dictionary."

He explains that classes 12-14 "penetrate Monier-Williams' dictionary via its 4 degrees of alphabetical order, and recommend techniques for locating tough words." After learning those 3 classes, clients shouldn't have any extra hassle with the dictionary; actually, it is going to turn into a true excitement to use.

The writer has generously made his e-book freely on hand and it may be downloaded from: http://sanskritdocuments.org/learning_tutorial_wikner/index.html

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Very extensive. {atilubdha}3{a4ti--lubdha} orð úmfn. very greedy or covetous. {atilobha}3{ati-lobha} úmfn. very greedy or covetous. {atilulita}3{a4ti--lulita} úmfn. closely attached or adhering. {atilobha}3{a4ti--lobha} úm. orð excessive greediness or covetousness. {atilobhatA}3{a4ti--lobha-tA} úf. excessive greediness or covetousness. ] , úmfn. very hairy , too hairy. ] , úmfn. very hairy , too hairy. {atilomazA}3{a4ti--lomazA} úf. Convolvulus Argenteus. {atilohita}3{a4ti--lohita} úmfn. very red.

AjAvi}3{ajA7vi4} úm. úpl. ) orð úsg. goats and sheep , small cattle. {ajAvika}3{ajA7vika4} ún. úsg. goats and sheep , small cattle. {ajAzva}3{ajA7zva} ún. goats and horses îYa1jn5. ; úm. Pu1shan or the Sun (having goats for horses) îRV. {ajaikapAd}3{ajai9kapAd} úm. N. ; cf. 1. {aja4}. {ajaiDaka}3{ajai9Daka} ún. goats and rams , (úg. {ajaka}2{ajaka} úm. N. ; ({akA} or {ikA}) , úf. ; a disease of the pupil of the eye (small reddish tumours compared to kids , protruding through the transparent cornea and discharging pus).

Ago}]. {aja}2{aja4}1 úm. a drove , troop (of Maruts) îAV. ; N. of Indra , of Rudra , of one of the Maruts [{aja4@e4ka-pA4} îRV. ] , of Agni , of the sun , of Brahma1 , of Vishn2u , of S3iva , of Ka1ma (cf. 2. ; a he-goat , ram [cf. Gk. ; Lith. ; N. ; N. ; ({A4s}) , úm. úpl. , N. of a people îRV. ; of a class of R2ishis îMBh. ; ({A}) , úf. N. v. 2. ; N. of a plant whose bulbs resemble the udder of a goat îSus3r. {ajakarNa}3{aja4--karNa} úm. ; the tree Terminalia Alata Tomentosa. {ajakarNaka}3{aja4--karNaka} úm.

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