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Sanskrit Dictionary

Sanskrit Dictionary has a collection of 5000+ words that can be used for day-to-day needs both spoken and written. We have collected the words from different sources including well known dictionaries and some word books. Grammatical note on each word has been given in an abbreviated format. Check Grammatical Notes section for index of abbreviations and their meaning.

Refer: Search Instruction  |  Grammatical Notes  |  ITRANS Schema  |  Noun Forms  |  Verb Forms
* To list all words in the dictionary select Partial Match and do not input any search word.


Grammatical Notes

  no.  = noun
vb.  = verb
adj. = adjective
ind. = indeclinable

a.   = atmane-padi
p.   = parasmai-padi
u.   = ubhaya-padi
  sl. = singular
du. = dual
pl. = plural

m.  = masculine
f.  = femenine
n.  = nuter
t.  = all gender
  pr = present
ps = past
fu = future
im = imperative
op = optative

1st = 1st person
2nd = 2nd person
3rd = 3rd person
  nom. = nominative
acc. = accusative
instr. = instrumental
dat. = dative
abl. = ablative
gen. = genitive
loc. = locative
 
ak.  = अकारन्त
aak. = आकारान्त
ik.  = इकारान्त
iik. = ईकारान्त
 
uk.   = उकारान्त
uuk.  = ऊकारान्त
RRik. = ऋकारान्त
rk.   = रकारान्त
 
dk.  = दकारान्त
nk.  = नकारान्त
ink. = इन्कारान्त
shk. = शकारान्त
sk.  = सकारान्त
   
** All noun forms are in nominative singular. All verbs are in 1st person singular present tense.
Example:
  Boy (akaaranta masculine noun nominative singular) - ak.m.no.nom.sl
  Read (bhvaadi present verb 1st-person singular) - bhvaadi.vb.pr.1st.sl

Dictionary Search Instruction

The Sanskrit words are displayed both in Sanskrit 2003 Devanagari font, and in English characters using ITRANS schema. If Sanskrit words are not displayed properly, please install the font on your computer.

Words can be searched in 3 different modes:

  • Sanskrit - English: With this the English meaning of a Sanskrit word can be found. The input has to be in Devnagri script. To input in Devnagri script -
    • you need some Sanskrit authoring software like Aksharamala installed on your computer; or
    • you can use our Devanagari Editor page, to convert ITRANS text into Devnagri script.


  • ITRANS - English: With this the English meaning of a Sanskrit word can be found. The input has to be given in English characters with ITRANS key schema. In absence of any Sanskrit authoring software, this option can be used to find the meaning.

  • English - Sanskrit: With this option the meaning of an English word in Sanskrit can be found. Using Partial Match will result in better matches.


Any of the 4 different search filters can be used for a flexible word search.
  • Exact Match: The words exactly matching the input word will be listed. If you know the exact word and it's spelling then use this option to get accurate result.

  • Partial Match: All words which contain the input word will be listed. If you know only part of a word, then use this option to get all matching words.

  • Starts With: All words which start with the input word will be listed. This is specifically useful if a list of all words starting with specific alphabet or pattern is to be listed.

  • Ends With: All words which end with the input word will be listed. This is specifically useful if a list of all words ending with specific alphabet or pattern is to be listed.


To list all words in the dictionary select Partial Match and click Get Meaning, with no words in the text input.


We have referred the following dictionaries and some word books to collect the words in this dictionary.
  • English-Sanskrit-Dictionary (V. S. Apte)
  • English-Samskrita-Dictionary (Samskrita Bharati)
  • Sanskrit-English-Dictionary (Monier Williams)
  • Sanskrit-English-Oriya-Dictionay
  • and few Sanskrit word books.

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