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Lexica: Sanskrit, Tibetan and English

Lexica provides definitions from two Sanskrit-Tibetan word lists and a Sanskrit-English dictionary. Three lexical databases are currently available - the Mahāvyutpatti, Yogācārabhūmi and Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary - and ten different search strategies.

The author would like to thank Dr Hoshu MITSUHARA and Tooru AIBA for allowing him to manipulate their electronic versions of the Mahāvyutpatti. He is also grateful to Drs Koitsu YOKOYAMA and Takayuki HIROSAWA for the original digital version of the Yogācārabhūmi. The Indica et Buddhica version of Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary is possible due to the kindness of Dr Thomas MALTEN.

Two search interfaces are provided:

Search strategies:

  1. Return Definitions
  2. Match headwords exactly
  3. Match prefixes
  4. Match substring occurring anywhere in a headword
  5. Match suffixes
  6. POSIX 1003.2 (modern) regular expressions
  7. Old (basic) regular expressions
  8. Match using SOUNDEX algorithm
  9. Match headwords within Levenshtein distance one
  10. Match separate words within headwords

Windows users can use Fantasdic to search DICT dictionaries on the Indica et Buddhica server or dictionaries downloaded onto their computer hard drives. Mac users may like to use OmniDictionary. For details please see: How to search the New DICT Monier-Williams Dictionary.

To download Fantasdic for Windows please register. To search the Indica et Buddhica dictionary server please set your DICT client to connect to: indica-et-buddhica.org:2629.

 

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