Sanskrit English Dictionary – V S Apte

Apte DictionaryThe Student’s Sanskrit-English Dictionary meets the need of the English knowing reader who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit. It covers a very large field- epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or systems of Philosophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar, Rhetoric, Poetry in all its Branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Botany, Astronomy, Music and other technical or scientific branches of learning.

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Sanskrit English Dictionary – V S Apte — 36 Comments

    • Gokhaleji,

      Could you please explain what you mean by revising the edition? In this blog, only those books are made available that are out of copyright (or if the author has consented to make available his/her books free on the internet).

      Most of these books are from http://www.archive.org or DLI or some such sources. I heartily welcome any suggestion for improvement.

  1. how do i download a readable version of practicle sanskrit dictionery by apte 2009 edition? Can you suggest any book in marathi explaining nirukta by yaska-

    • Gokhale,

      Somehow, I had missed your second comment. I saw it only when Anand’s reply to your comment came to me for moderation.
      I hope you are aware that all books published recently are copy righted by the authors or publishers and cannot be legally made available free for download as e-books.

      Nirukta in Marathi: I could not locate anywhere Nirukta with Marathi commentary. Pl let me know if you are interested in Sanskrit and English or Hindi, I will try to help you.

  2. There is a book by the name Kuvalayananda – which is a Sanskrit commentary on Chandraloka, containing about 100 Alankaras. You could download an English translation of the memorial verses of Kuvalayananda from the following site_http://www.archive.org/details/kuvalayanandakar00apyarich

  3. Response to Parshuram Gokhale:

    1. Importance of “free” Online Sanskrit Dictionary:
    Sanskrit Dictionary is mainly needed by people who fall in 2 categories. Category 1: People who are studying Sanskrit and Category 2: people who get stuck at a specific word for their purpose. For people in Category 1 – it is a chance 1 in million that they encounter exactly the word that was not there in edition prior to 2009 and is there in edition 2009. So if you are in this first category, I will be curious to know the word you are stuck at. If you are in Category 2, it is again a chance in a million that you do not have access to 2009 edition of this dictionary. Hence again would like to know the word you are stuck at.

    Mr. Gokhale, we call can appreciate that you are aware of the latest edition of this dictionary published in 2009. However, if you have noticed, the dictionary available here is scanned digitally and been maintained by archive.org. This organization is dedicated to keep digitally scanned copies of rare and old books. Their objective is not to make books available freely. They do it because, old printed books wear and tear and fade away even if not used at all. The reason I am writing this is to make you aware of the purpose. Also note that this dictionary is more than 1000 pages. The effort it takes to scan such a dictionary will be quite big. Hence I am surprised to see that you still demanded the latest edition as if this site is obliged to provide the latest edition to everyone on the very next day of its publication. I hope my message is clear.

    regards,

    Anand

  4. Hello Pradyumna,

    I would like to suggest a book and also a dictionary. I hope it will be helpful for You and Others who want to understand “Sanskrit”. the title of book is “Sanskrit-Hindi-English Dictionary” by Suryakanta Sir. more detail about this book is here http://bit.ly/Sanskrit-Dictionary

  5. can u help me 4 a project I need 2 transalate hindi words 2 Sanskrit pls help fast prjct 2 b submitted d day aftr

  6. Dear sirs,

    To download we better avjid MEDIA FIRE as they cheating the people who eagerly want to download sanskrit books. BETTER LET THEM GET OUT ONCE FOR ALL AS THEY ARE VERY COMMERCIAL AND AT THE SAME TIME DISTRACTING AND MISGUIDING US TO DOWNLOAD THEIR USELESS PRODUCTS. MEDIA FIRE GETOUT. GET OUT.

    b.balakrishnan.

  7. It’ll be good to get a copy of Apte’s Sanskrit-English Students Dictionary that hasn’t had the mishap that befell the printed copy I got a few years ago, where the text ran off the edge of the page, and some words were unreadable. Is Apte’s English-Sankrit Students Dictionary also available? Many thanks to you for this generosity.

  8. Sir namaste
    Please mail me a good book to understand about evolution of sanskrit. Please sir. I want to prepare for civil services n want to opt Sanskrit as my optional.

  9. I purchased the earlier printed editions. But the free version, eventhough of 1965 edition, which I could download now into my mobile phone, would be very convenient for immediate reference. I am very thankful to the organisers of this website.

  10. Namaskaram,

    Wonderfull Kainkaryam for the sanskrit learners society. Gyna Deepam to jeeva athma, once again this karthavyam recalls the similar noble contribution of those mahathmas who had spent their life time while creating such books for the future reference.

    Great Kainkaryam with no swaartham and my heart felt Pranams to (those who contributed these works of knowledge on those days) noble krupalu guru maharaja`s who mastered their field of knowledge.

    the beauty of this website is the treasure of those spare knowledge across the Indian continent on those days were been consolidated and links are collected with lot of time being spent for the benefit of the learners society.

    Long live your website kainkaryam and pray the almighty for your team associates for the good health and great sathsangh.

    Dhanyawath.

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