C-SALT APIs for Sanskrit Dictionaries

The C-SALT APIs for Sanskrit Dictionaries provide access to the most important Sanskrit dictionaries hosted by the University of Cologne. The dictionaries have been encoded in TEI-P5 and you can download them from this repository. The APIs have been created and are maintained with Kosh.

You can access each dictionary via a REST and a GraphQL API.


MW - A Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Etymologically and Philologically Arranged with Special Reference to Cognate Indo-European languages by Monier Williams (1899)

AP90 - The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary by V.S. Apte (1890)

BHS - Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary by Edgerton (1953)

VEI - Vedic Index of Names and Subjects by Macdonell & Keith (1912)


PWG - Sanskrit Wörterbuch, herausgegeben von der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, bearbeitet von Otto Böhtlingk und Rudolph Roth (1855)

GRA - Wörterbuch zum Rig-Veda von Hermann Grassmann (1873)


AE - The Student’s English-Sanskrit Dictionary by V.S. Apte (1884)

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