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Which Sanskrit-to-English online dictionaries do you use?

Do you find some work better than others? If so, why?

I use the following:

  1. http://spokensanskrit.de/
    pros: fast lookup
    cons: not a detailed listing; doesn't explain etymology of words

  2. Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies, Cologne University, Germany
    sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de

  3. Archive.org

And occasionally:

  1. Digital South Asia Library (University of Chicago)
    dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/list.html

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There's a विकिशब्दकोशः (Wiktionary) compiled by many volunteers.

It features Apte, Kalpadrumam, Vachaspatyam, Monier Williams etc.

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  • How I missed it!? – Pandya Dec 20 '16 at 1:24
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I use spokensanskrit.de, Andhrabharati Sanskrit Dictionary and Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary.

I use spokensanskrit.de for faster look up and go for andhrabharati if i don't get sastifactory meaning on spokensanskrit.de. I use Monier-Williams Dictionary to know meanings of Dhatus (verb roots).

I think we can't say which dictionary is better as it depends on situation and our requirement. For faster lookup, spokensanskrit.de is good and for Dhatus, Monier Williams is good.

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