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?
佛子。如來智慧。無相智慧。無閡智慧。具足在於眾生身中。但愚癡眾生顛倒想覆。不知不見不生信心。
O, sons and daughters. The Thus-Gone's wisdom. The signless wisdom. The unobstructed wisdom. It perfectly dwells within all sentient beings’ minds. Yet in ignorance, sentient beings err and think it covered. Not knowing, not seeing, not giving rise to faith.
Āryamaitreyanāthasyottarekayānaratnagotraśāstra T1611.827b20

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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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