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Online Dictionaries - Pali Dictionaries

Online Dictionaries From Around The World!
Presented here is a collection of pages with links to online dictionaries in languages from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries. If you find any of the links dead and you want to notify us, or if you have recommendations for another dictionary to add to the site, contact us by email at

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  Pali Dictionaries

The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary - From the Pali Text Society, London, The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary, Chipstead, 1921-1925. The "Additions and Corrections" included with The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary have been applied to the data when this text was converted into a database. The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary has many accented characters. In order to display these uncommon roman characters with diacritics a Unicode font must be installed.
A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera's Concise Pali-English Dictionary - Online HTML dictionary of Pali-English; uses the VU-Times Unicode font.
A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera's Concise Pali-Vietnamese Dictionary - Online HTML dictionary of Pali-Vietnamese; uses the VU-Times Unicode font.
Metta Net English-Pali Dictionary - Online HTML dictionary of English Pali, based on the Concise Pali-English and English-Pali Dictionary by Venerable A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera; designed for beginners to help one get started on learning Pali and then move on to more comprehensive dictionaries.
An Early (Pali) Buddhist Dictionary - Index page includes texts in PDF, such as An Early (Pali) Buddhist Dictionary, an authentic dictionary of Buddhist doctrinal terms, used in the Pali Canon and its Commentaries; it provides the reader not with a mere enumeration of Pali terms and their English equivalents, but offers precise and authentic definitions and explanations of canonical and post-canonical terms and doctrines, based on the Suttas, Abhidhamma and the Commentaries; and Narada Thera's An Elementary Pali Course, Charles Duroiselle's A Practical Grammar Book of the Pali Language, and numerous other texts. Pali Dictionaries - A free bilingual dictionary for Pali-English. Browsable online, with word searches, and downloadable data files.
On-Line Pali Course - With lessons transcribed from Ven. Narada's grammar, and tutorial guides were written by Prof. Dhammavihari, Sri Lanka.
Andy Shaw's Pali Page - Contains Paliwords 4.0, a free Windows electronic dictionary for Pali-English, English-Pali reference, based on A Concise Pali-English Dictionary by Ven. Buddhadattam with 20,000 Pali-English and 28,000 English-Pali entries; the Palitrans word processor, that allows one to type using the transliteration style and instantly see the correct Pali characters; and other utilities and links.
Windows Pali-English Dictionary - Free Windows software downloads of a Pali English Dictionary, based on Ven Buddhadatta's Pali-English Dictionary but further developed to include a number of English-Pali reverse translations and roots of the individual words; the site also includes links to other Pali utilities.