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The second volume of a major new dictionary of Pali from the Pali Text Society. This is a truly significant publication for both Pali studies and Buddhist studies more generally. The first volume of Cone's dictionary covered the letters a-kh. Part Two thus represents the first substantial advance in Pali lexicography since the early 1920's, when the relevant portion of T.W.Rhys Davids and W.Stede's Pali-English Dictionary was first published.
This impressive new dictionary has several improvements over the classic Pali Text Society Pali Dictionary, including the use of Pali quotations from the Canon to illustrate the meaning of words, instead of simply references to those passages.
This dictionary has two main aims: first, to help its user read and understand the Pali Canon and its commentaries; and second, to provide a picture of the language, syntax, and even grammar of these texts. As of 2012, two volumes have been published: Part I (A-Kh) and Part II (G-N).
Two further parts of this dictionary are currently being prepared (but may be a very long time before publication) and the Dictionary is likely to remain the principle lexical resource for scholars working with Pali texts for some generations to come.