[INDOLOGY] A Cumulative Supplement Dictionary of Sanskrit

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Wed May 31 15:17:34 UTC 2017

This is an absolutely amazing achievement, many thanks for this!

It's great to see many important dictionaries on the list (e.g. Abhyankar, Hellwig, Tāntrikābhidhānakośa and even the new Olivelle's Dictionary of Law and Statescraft).

No doubt, this is an extremely helpful tool, but it should be added that full entries from original printed dictionaries are usually not included (at least in the case of the aboved mentioned dictionaries). So you will find basic meaning(s) here, but for a full entry it is still necessary to consult a printed book. Sometimes it adds a little to the NWS entry (typically more examples), but sometimes the printed entry is much more longer (esp. in the case ot the TAK).

This is not a criticism of the project, but a note for users what they should expect and what not.

So many thanks indeed for this tool, I am sure I will use it almost daily.


Lubomír Ondračka
Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts, Charles University
Nam. J. Palacha 2, Praha 1, 116 38

On Wed, 31 May 2017 12:50:15 +0200
Walter Slaje via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> we should like to inform the members of this list that a cumulative
> Sanskrit dictionary with the German title „Nachtragswörterbuch des
> Sanskrit“ (NWS), the result of a joint project at the universities of Halle
> and Marburg and funded by the DFG, is accessible as a trial version:
> http://nws.uzi.uni-halle.de/?lang=en
> The new search tool lists lexicographical addenda from c. 170
> dictionaries and glossaries, which postdate Böhtlingk's
> "Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung" (1879-89) as well as
> R. Schmidts "Nachträge" (1928):
> http://nws.uzi.uni-halle.de/dictionaries?lang=en
> The search page provides a synoptic search in all three sources:
> http://nws.uzi.uni-halle.de/search?lang=en
> General information is provided here:
> http://nws.uzi.uni-halle.de/description?lang=de
> Basic usage is probably self-explanatory, but do use the button
> "Help and useful hints" on the search page and the menu "Description".
> Corrections and other feedback can be sent to nws at uzi.uni-halle.de.
> We hope that the NWS will be of some use for Sanskritists.
> Kind regards,
> Walter Slaje (Halle) and Jürgen Hanneder (Marburg)
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