Welcome to Digital Pāḷi Dictionary

DPD is a feature-rich Pāḷi-English dictionary which runs in GoldenDict, or any other application that supports the Stardict format.

It is a work in progress, made available for testing and feedback purposes.

Here's a handy guide to some of the features available in DPD.

Firstly, you need to get GoldenDict installed and setup on your machine (Win / Mac / iOS / Linux / Android) or update once a month if you're already installed.

Next, you should really configure the hotkey if you're on Windows or Mac, or try the scan-popup if you're on Linux. This will allow you to click on any word in any Pāḷi text, and automatically open it in GoldenDict.

There are some powerful advanced features for Goldendict that might be useful to you.

While you're at it, here are some more Pāḷi dictionaries to install in GoldenDict. The combined-dictionary-stardict.zip contains all of them in one file.

If you spot a mistake, or notice something missing, here's where to report it. It generally takes less than a minute.

If you have any bright ideas to make this dictionary even better, or would like to get involved with the project, please get in touch.

Digital Pāḷi Dictionary is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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