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By Krishna Maheshwari

Shabdakalpadrumah is one of the most comprehensive dictionary cum Encyclopedia of Sanskrit that was written in modern times. It provides the Etymology, gender, meanings, synonyms, quotations to illustrate usage and connotation for each word. These quotations have been drawn from major sources of Sanskrit literature including the Veda, Vedangas, Vedanta, Nyaya, other Darshanas, Purana-Itihasa, Sangita, Shilpa, Soopakarashastra, Jyotislia, Tantra-Akhyana, Kavya-Alankara-Chhanda Shastras, and Ayurveda.

Below are translated entries from Shabdakalpadrumah as published by Chaukamba Publishers.