By Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor C. Cappeller and other scholars

ISBN-10: 019864308X

ISBN-13: 9780198643081

The 1st challenge humans appear to be having with this recognized dictionary is that the various newer reprints of the unique Clarendon Press variation (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very negative 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 comparable to this (and there are lots of being released at the present time) appear to me nearly to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.

The purely technique 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 version. This was once well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with no the backbone cracking, and sure in a sturdy textile. when you are fortunate adequate to discover the sort of you may be getting a true booklet that may be a excitement to deal with and may withstand a long time of heavy use.

The moment challenge that a few humans run into is that the dictionary itself can, due to its association, be tough to take advantage of. an exceptional option to this challenge has been supplied by way of Charles Wikner in his 'A sensible Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is a wonderful and very worthwhile 146-page Sanskrit instructional in 15 classes which, along with educating Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few easy ideas, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to carry the English-speaking pupil who understands 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 techniques for locating tough words." After learning those 3 classes, clients should not have any extra hassle with the dictionary; in reality, it is going to develop into a true excitement to use.

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

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Very excellent. {atizukra}3{a4ti--zukra} ({a4ti-}) , úmfn. too bright. {atizukla}3{a4ti--zukla} úmfn. very white , too white. {atizobhana}3{a4ti--zobhana} úmfn. very handsome. {atizrI}3{a4ti--zrI} úmfn. very prosperous îPa1n2. 1-2 , 48 îSch. {atizlakSNa}3{a4ti--zlakSNa} ({a4ti-}) , úmfn. too tender îTBr. {atisaMskRta}3{a4ti--saMskRta} úmfn. highly finished. {atisakti}3{a4ti--sakti} úf. excessive attachment. {atisaktimat}3{a4ti--sakti-mat} úmfn. excessively attached. {atisaMcaya}3{a4ti--saMcaya} úm.

AjakarNa}3{aja4--karNa} úm. ; the tree Terminalia Alata Tomentosa. {ajakarNaka}3{aja4--karNaka} úm. the S3a1l-tree , Shorea Robusta. {ajakUlA}3{aja4--kUlA} úf. N. of a town of the Bodhis. {ajakSIra}3{aja4--kSIra4} ún. goat's milk îMaitrS. ; cf. îPa1n2. 6-3 , 63 îSch. {ajagandhA}3{aja4--gandhA} orð úf. `" smelling like a he-goat "' , shrubby basil , Ocymum Gratissimum. {ajagandhikA}3{aja4--gandhikA} úf. `" smelling like a he-goat "' , shrubby basil , Ocymum Gratissimum. {ajagandhinI}3{aja4--gandhinI} úf.

GADha}3{gADha} úmfn. ; ({am}) , úind. ; excessively. {atiguNa}3{a4ti--guNa} úmfn. having extraordinary qualities. {atigupta}3{a4ti--gupta} úmfn. closely concealed , very mysterious. {atiguru}3{a4ti--guru} úmfn. very heavy. {atigo}3{a4ti--go} úf. an excellent cow îPa1n2. 5-4 , 69 îSch. {aticaNDa}3{a4ti--caNDa} úmfn. very violent. {aticaraNa}3{a4ti--caraNa} ún. excessive practice. {aticApalya}3{a4ti--cApalya} ún. extraordinary mobility or unsteadiness. {aticira}3{a4ti--cira} úmfn. ; ({am}) , úind.

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