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 recognized dictionary is that many of the newer reprints of the unique Clarendon Press variation (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very bad caliber: not just are they poorly revealed on inferior paper, yet additionally 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 reminiscent of this (and there are lots of being released this day) appear to me nearly to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.

The basically way to this challenge isn't really to shop for a later reprint within the first position. as a substitute, search for a used replica 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 sure in a sturdy fabric. while you're fortunate sufficient to discover this sort of you may be getting a true booklet that might be a excitement to address and should withstand a long time 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 tricky to take advantage of. an outstanding way to this challenge has been supplied via Charles Wikner in his 'A useful Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is an excellent and intensely important 146-page Sanskrit instructional in 15 classes which, in addition to educating Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few simple ideas, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to raise the English-speaking pupil who is aware 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 concepts for locating tricky words." After learning those 3 classes, clients should not have any extra trouble with the dictionary; in reality, it is going to turn into a true excitement to use.

The writer has generously made his booklet freely to be had and it may be downloaded from: http://sanskritdocuments.org/learning_tutorial_wikner/index.html

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High wind , a storm. {ativAda}3{a4ti--vAda} úm. ; N. of a Vedic verse îAitBr. {ativAdin}3{a4ti--vAdin} úmfn. very talkative. {ativAlaka}3{a4ti--vAlaka} ¯ {-bAlaka} above. {ativahana}3{a4ti--va4hana} ún. excessive toiling. {ativikaTa}3{a4ti--vikaTa} úmfn. very fierce , úm. a vicious elephant. {ativipina}3{a4ti--vipina} úmfn. having many forests , very impenetrable îKir. v , 18. {ativilambin}3{a4ti--vilambin} úmfn. very dilatory. {ativizrabdhanavoDhA}3{a4ti--vizrabdha-navo7DhA} úf. a fond but pert young wife.

Atijava}3{a4ti--java} úm. ) , very fleet. {atijAgara}3{a4ti--jAgara} úmfn. ; úm. the black curlew. {atijIrNa}3{a4ti--jIrNa} úmfn. very aged. {atijIrNatA}3{a4ti--jIrNatA} úf. extreme old age. {atijIva}3{a4ti--jIva4} úmfn. quite alive , very lively îAV. {atiDIna}3{a4ti--DIna} ún. extraordinary flight (of birds) îMBh. {atitapasvin}3{a4ti--tapasvin} úmfn. very ascetic. {atitIkSNa}3{a4ti--tIkSNa} úmfn. very sharp. {atitIvra}3{a4ti--tIvra} úmfn. ; ({A}) , úf. du1b grass. {atitRNNa}3{a4ti--tRNNa} úmfn.

AcyutapAjas}3{a4-cyuta--pAjas} andð úm. N. of two Maharshis îTA1r. {acyutamanas}3{a4-cyuta--manas} ({a4cyuta-}) , úm. N. of two Maharshis îTA1r. {acyutamUrti}3{a4-cyuta--mUrti} úm. N. of Vishn2u. {acyutaruS}3{a4-cyuta--ruS} úf. inveterate hatred. {acyutavAsa}3{a4-cyuta--vAsa} úm. ; {acyutA7vasa} úid. îT. {acyutasthala}3{a4-cyuta--sthala} ún. N. of a place in the Pan5ja1b îMBh. {acyutAgraja}3{acyutA7graja} úm. ; Indra. {acyutopadhyAya}3{a4cyuto7padhyAya} úm. v. {aj}1{aj} úcl. 1. úP. (údefect. , supplemented fr.

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