Sanskrit Dictionaries and Materials
- Apte and Macdonell are both available through DSAL. Users tips---roman script works fine; select "search entry words only" and never type the final -a or gendered ending. At least for me, o and e require top-line diacritics (ō, ē) to process.
- Other dictionaries are available at Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries.
- Whitney's Grammar and Roots are both Public Domain books, as is Macdonell's Grammar and Lanman's Reader.
- UBC offers a variety of materials online.
- Steingass (Persian to English). I recommend typing in Arabic script.
- Dehkhoda (Persian to Persian) is the largest Persian dictionary ever published. He often also gives poetic examples of particular words (also here).
There's an App for that!
- Living as we do in an age of amazing technology, there are an increasing number of apps that can help you with Sanskrit, Persian, and many other languages. A few favorites here--
- Sanskrit--iphone: Sanskrit Dictionary that includes Apte, Macdonell and Monier-Williams
- Sanskrit--all platforms: Stardict
- Persian--iphone: Dehkhoda and Moin