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?
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.
吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

नस्वातोनापिपरतोनद्वाभ्यांनाप्यहेतुतः
उत्पन्नाजातुविद्यन्तेभावाःक्वचनकेचन

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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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