Academic Room Sanskrit Dictionary is a premium Sanskrit to English dictionary app developed in the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Its massive database provides over one million definitions derived from classical Sanskrit dictionaries by Monier-Williams, Apte, and Macdonell. In addition, references from dhatu-patha (a collection of verbal roots with final forms) are also provided, when available.
All words can be searched using a Devanagari keyboard. Once downloaded, the app does not require internet access to operate.
This dictionary requires a Devanagari keyboard, which can be installed from your device's Settings app.
Settings > General > International > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Hindi
Special thanks to the faculty in Harvard's Department of South Asian Studies for their encouragement and support during the app's development.
- Beautiful user interface and design
- Uses iOS' easy to use Devanagari keyboard
- Partial word search - enter half words in Sanskrit and obtain top 100 matches
- Mark words as Favorites to review later
- Review the history of words that you have looked up
- Better Search
- Expanded Word List
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
No wifi needed!
A great resource. Takes a little getting used to the Devanagari keyboard, but the ability to search offline is fantastic. Crashes a bit but assume this will be addressed in forthcoming updates.
The only dictionary I use
I have stopped using any other form of dictionary! I love the simple interface and I am so glad that the search input is Devanagari!
Good App BUT....
Devanagari keyboard is clunky and unintuitive
White on black text is very tiring for the eyes after a while.
Can't adjust type size -- again very tiring for the eyes.
Why not let users set these things for them selves?
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- 90.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2014 Academic Room
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.