By Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor C. Cappeller and other scholars

The 1st challenge humans appear to be having with this recognized dictionary is that a few of the newer reprints of the unique Clarendon Press version (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very bad caliber: not just are they poorly revealed on inferior paper, yet in addition they include a shoddy binding that's simply unlikely to face as much as one of these dealing with a heavy dictionary will get. Books equivalent to this (and there are various being released at the present time) appear to me nearly to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.

The simply way to this challenge isn't really to shop for a later reprint within the first position. as an alternative, search for a used reproduction of the sooner UK-produced Clarendon Press variation. This used to be well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with out the backbone cracking, and certain in a sturdy textile. while you're fortunate sufficient to discover this type of you'll be getting a true booklet that would be a excitement to deal with and may face up to a long time of heavy use.

The moment challenge that a few humans run into is that the dictionary itself can, as a result of its association, be tough to take advantage of. a good technique to this challenge has been supplied by means of Charles Wikner in his 'A useful Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is a wonderful and intensely precious 146-page Sanskrit educational in 15 classes which, in addition to instructing Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few uncomplicated rules, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to raise the English-speaking scholar who is familiar with not anything of Sanskrit to the extent the place he can intelligently [use] Monier-Williams' dictionary."

He explains that classes 12-14 "penetrate Monier-Williams' dictionary via its 4 degrees of alphabetical order, and recommend innovations for locating tricky words." After learning those 3 classes, clients shouldn't have any extra trouble with the dictionary; actually, it's going to turn into a true excitement to use.

The writer has generously made his publication freely on hand and it may be downloaded from: http://sanskritdocuments.org/learning_tutorial_wikner/index.html

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A first-rate man , hero. ] , úm. a first-rate man , hero. {atipUta}3{a4ti--pUta} úmfn. quite purified , over-refined. {atipezals}3{a4ti--pezals} úmfn. very dexterous. {atiprakAsa}3{a4ti--prakAsa} úmfn. very notorious. {atiprage}3{a4ti--prage} úind. very early îMn. {atipraNaya}3{a4ti--praNaya} úm. excessive kindness , partiality. {atipraNudya}3{a4ti--praNudya} úind. having pushed far forward. {atiprabandha}3{a4ti--prabandha} úm. complete continuity. {atipravaraNa}3{a4ti--pravaraNa} ún. excess in choosing.

Excessively flowing towards îTS. {atyAhAra}3{aty-AhAra} úm. excess in eating. {atyAhArin}3{aty-AhArin} úmfn. eating immoderately , gluttonous. {atyAhita}3{aty-Ahita} ún. ; a daring action. {atyukti}3{aty-ukti} úf. ; hyperbole. {atyugra}3{aty-ugra} úmfn. ; ({am}) , ún. Asa Foetida. {atyuccais}3{aty-uccais} úind. very loudly. {atyuccairdhvani}3{aty-uccair-dhvani} úm. ; a very high note. {atyutkaTa}3{aty-utkaTa} úmfn. very imposing or immense. {atyutsAha}3{aty-utsAha} úm. excessive vigour. {atyudAra}3{aty-udAra} úmfn.

AjadevatA}3{aja4--devatA} {As} úf. úpl. the 25th lunar mansion. {ajanAmaka}3{aja4--nAmaka} úm. `" named Aja or Vishn2u "' , a mineral substance. {ajapa}3{aja4--pa} úm. a goat-herd. {ajapatha}3{aja4--patha} úm. v. {ajapada}3{aja4--pada} orð úmfn. goat-footed. {ajapAda}3{aja4--pAda} úmfn. goat-footed. {ajapAd}3{aja4--pAd} úm. N. of the divinity called {aja@kapAd}. {ajapArzva}3{aja4--pArzva} úm. `" having black sides like a goat "' , N. of S3vetakarn2a's son Ra1ji1valocana. {ajapAla}3{aja4--pAla4} úm.

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