The Buddha's Words Website

A customized light version of DPD is now integrated into the Sutta Central website, replacing the old NCPED for English lookup.

To activate DPD lookup

  • Open a sutta, such MN1

  • Click the views button

  • Find the Active Pali word lookup section

  • Turn on English


  • Find the View root text with translation section

  • Turn on side-by-side or line-by-line

view root text

  • Click any Pāḷi word in the text to see the DPD definition.

click word

  • Click the left / right arrows to see the previous / next word in the text