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?
नस्वातो नापिपरतो नद्वाभ्यां नाप्यहेतुतः उत्पन्ना जातु विद्यन्ते भावाः क्वचन केचन
There absolutely are no things, nowhere and none, that arise anew, neither out of themselves, nor out of non-self, nor out of both, nor at random.
सर्वं तथ्यं न वा तथ्यं तथ्यं चातथ्यम् एव च नैवातथ्यं नैव तथ्यम् एतद् बुद्धानुशासनम्
All is so, or all is not so, both so and not so, neither so nor not so. This is the Buddha's teaching.

一切實非實亦實亦非實
非實非非實是名諸佛法

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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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