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?
子念昔貧,志意下劣,今於父所,大獲珍寶,并及舍宅、一切財物。甚大歡喜,得未曾有。
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

妙法蓮華經 Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἀσώτου

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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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