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 terrible caliber: not just are they poorly revealed on inferior paper, yet additionally they include a shoddy binding that's simply not likely 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 merely option 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 version. This was once well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with out the backbone cracking, and certain in a sturdy textile. while you are fortunate sufficient to discover the sort of you can be getting a true e-book that would be a excitement to address and may 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 tough to take advantage of. a great technique to this challenge has been supplied by means of Charles Wikner in his 'A functional Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is a wonderful and very helpful 146-page Sanskrit instructional in 15 classes which, along with 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 innovations for locating tough words." After learning those 3 classes, clients should not have any additional trouble with the dictionary; in reality, it is going to turn into a true excitement to use.

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

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AjavAha}3{aja4--vAha} úm. N. of a district. {ajavIthI}3{aja4--vIthI} úf. `" goat's road "' , N. of one of the three divisions of the southern path , or one of the three paths in which the sun , moon , and planets move , comprehending the asterisms {mUla} , {pUrvA7SADha} , and {uttarA7SADha}. {ajazRGgI}3{aja4--zRGgI4} úf. `" goat's horn "' , the shrub Odina Wodier , used as a charm and as a remedy for sore eyes îAV. (its fruit resembles a goat's horn). {ajastunda}3{aja4--stunda} ún. N. of a town îPa1n2.

AjuSTa}1{a4-juSTa} úmfn. not enjoyed , unsatisfactory îRV. {ajuSTi}2{a4-juSTi} úf. non-enjoyment , feeling of disappointment îRV. {ajetavya}1{a-jetavya} úmfn. invincible. {ajeya}2{a-jeya} úmfn. ; N. of a prince îMBh. ; ({am}) , ún. N. of a kind of antidote. {ajoSa}1{a4-joSa} úmf({A})n. not gratified , insatiable îRV. i , 9 , 4. {ajoSya}2{a4-joSya} (4) , úmfn. not liked , not welcome îRV. i , 38 , 5. {ajjukA}1{ajjukA} úf. (in the drama) a courtezan. {ajjhaTA}1{ajjhaTA} úf. the plant Flacourtia Cataphracta (= {ajaTA} and {ajaDA}).

Eating immoderately , gluttonous. {atyAhita}3{aty-Ahita} ún. ; a daring action. {atyukti}3{aty-ukti} úf. ; hyperbole. {atyugra}3{aty-ugra} úmfn. ; ({am}) , ún. Asa Foetida. {atyuccais}3{aty-uccais} úind. very loudly. {atyuccairdhvani}3{aty-uccair-dhvani} úm. ; a very high note. {atyutkaTa}3{aty-utkaTa} úmfn. very imposing or immense. {atyutsAha}3{aty-utsAha} úm. excessive vigour. {atyudAra}3{aty-udAra} úmfn. very liberal. {atyulbaNa}3{aty-ulbaNa} orð úmfn. very conspicuous , excessive. {atyulvaNa}3{aty-ulvaNa} úmfn.

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