Sanskrit Gender

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Coëmgenu
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Sanskrit Gender

Post by Coëmgenu » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:59 pm

I have an eccentric practice of trying to preserve Sanskritic plurals when I write, largely simply because I am a language nerd.

My question is, are there any good Sanskrit dictionary available that do not require fluency in Devanagari where they list the genders of Sanskrit terms along with their definitions? This has been harder for me to find that one would suspect.

For instance, are 'bhūmis' bhūmayaḥ or bhūmīni?
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for the that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Sanskrit Gender

Post by Minobu » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:36 pm

Colonel Pickering in pygmalion was a professor in sanskrit studies.

maybe watch the movie and he might say something.

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Re: Sanskrit Gender

Post by Tom » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:30 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:59 pm
I have an eccentric practice of trying to preserve Sanskritic plurals when I write, largely simply because I am a language nerd.

My question is, are there any good Sanskrit dictionary available that do not require fluency in Devanagari where they list the genders of Sanskrit terms along with their definitions? This has been harder for me to find that one would suspect.

For instance, are 'bhūmis' bhūmayaḥ or bhūmīni?
here you go: http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.d ... /index.php

with definitions: http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/monier/

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