Roots Dictionary

There is a detailed Pāḷi Roots Dictionary included in DPD. Clicking on any root will take you to a special page containing all the root information.

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Root Info

Root info contains comprehensive information from classical grammars.

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Root Matrix

Root matrix lists every word derived from a root, ordered according to part of speech (verbs, participles, nouns, adjectives and adverbs) and according to mode of the verb (causative, passive, intensive, denominative, etc.).

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The result is a comprehensive table of how the root appears within Pāḷi texts, useful for teachers and students alike.

Root Families

Each root family contains every word with the same prefix and root.

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These are very useful for seeing the range of nuanced meanings that a prefix and root combination produces.