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Dictionary of Pali Proper Names

List of Abbreviations:

  • P.T.S. = published by the Pāli Text Society. http://www.palitext.com
  • S.H.B. = published in the Simon Hewavitarne Bequest Series (Colombo).
  • A. = Anguttara Nikaya, 5 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • AA. = Manorathapūranī, Anguttara Commentary, 2 vols. (S.H.B.).
  • AbhS. = Abhidhammatthasangaha (P.T.S. Journal, 1884).
  • Anāgat. = Anāgatavamsa (P.T.S. Journal, 1886).
  • Ap. = Apadāna, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • ApA. = Apadāna Commentary (S.H.B.).
  • AvS. = Avadāna Sataka, ed. Speyer (Bibl. Buddhica).
  • Barua: History of Pre-Buddhist Indian Philosophy (Calcutta).
  • Beal = Romantic Legend of the Buddha (Kegan Paul).
  • Beal = Buddhist Records of the Western World (Kegan Paul).
  • Bode = The Pali Literature of Burma (R.A.S.).
  • Brethren = Psalms of the Brethren, by Mrs. Rhys Davids (P.T.S. ).
  • Bu. = Buddhavamsa (P.T.S. ).
  • BuA. = Buddhavamsa Commentary (S.H.B.).
  • CAGI. = Cunningham's Anct. Geography of India, ed. Majumdar (Calcutta).
  • CNid. = Culla-Niddesa (P.T.S. ).
  • Codrington = Short History of Ceylon.
  • Compendium = Compendium of Philosophy (P.T.S. ).
  • Cv. = Cūlavamsa, ed. Geiger, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • Cv.Trs. = Cūlavamsa, translated by Geiger, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • Cyp. = Cariyāpitaka (P.T.S. ).
  • CypA. = Cariyāpitaka Commentary (S.H.B.).
  • D. = Digha Nikaya, 3 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • DA. = Sumangala Vilāsinī, 3 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • Dāth. = Dāthāvamsa (P.T.S. Journal, 1884).
  • DhA. = Dhammapadatthakathā, 5 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • DhS. = Dhammasangani (P.T.S. ).
  • DhSA. = Atthasālinī (P.T.S. ).
  • Dial. = Dialogues of the Buddha, 3 vols. (P.T.S.).
  • Dpv. = Dipavamsa, ed. Oldenberg (Williams and Norgate).
  • Dvy. = Divyāvadāna, ed. Cowell and Neill (Cambridge).
  • Ep. Zey. = Epigraphia Zeylanica (Oxford).
  • ERE. = Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics.
  • Giles = Travels of Fa Hsien (Cambridge).
  • GS. = Gradual Sayings, 5 vols. (P.T.S.).
  • Gv. = Gandhavamsa (P.T.S. Journal, 1886).
  • I.H.Q. = Indian Historical Quarterly (Calcutta).
  • Ind. An. = Indian Antiquary.
  • Itv. = Itivuttaka (P.T.S. ).
  • ItvA. = Itivuttaka Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • J. = Jātaka, ed. Fausboll, 5 vols.
  • JA. = Journal Asiatique.
  • J.P.T.S. = Journal of the Pali Text Society.
  • J.R.A.S. = Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
  • KhpA. = Khuddakapātha Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • KS. = Kindred Sayings, 5 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • Kvu. = Kathāvatthu (P.T.S. ).
  • Lal. = Lalita Vistara, ed. S. Lefmann.
  • Law = Ksatriya Clans in Buddhist India.
  • Law = Geography of Early Buddhism.
  • M. = Majjhima Nikaya, 3 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • MA. = Papañca Sūdanī, Majjhima Commentary, 2 vols. (Aluvihāa Series, Colombo).
  • Mbv. = Mahābodhivamsa (P.T.S. ).
  • Mhv. = Mahāvamsa, ed. Geiger (P.T.S. ).
  • Mhv. Trs. = Mahāvamsa Translation, by Geiger (P.T.S. ).
  • Mil. = Milindapañha, ed. Trenckner (Williams and Norgate).
  • MNid. = Mahā Niddesa, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • MNidA. = Mahā Niddesa Commentary (S.H.B.).
  • MT. = Mahāvamsa Tika (P.T.S.).
  • Mtu. = Mahāvastu, ed. Senart, 3 vols.
  • Netti. = Nettippakarana (P.T.S. ).
  • NidA. = See MNidA.
  • NPD. = P.T.S. Pali-English Dictionary.
  • PHAI. = Political History of Anct. India, by Chaudhuri, 2nd. ed. (Calcutta).
  • P.L.C. = The Pali Literature of Ceylon, by Malalasekera (R.A.S.).
  • PS. = Patisambhidāmagga, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • PSA. = Patisambhidāmagga Commentary (S.H.B.).
  • Pug. = Puggalapaññatti (P.T.S. ).
  • Pv. = Petavatthu (P.T.S. ).
  • PvA. = Petavatthu Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • Ras. = Rasavāhinī 
  • Rockhill = Life of the Buddha (Kegan Paul).
  • S. = Samyutta Nikaya, 5 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • SA. = Sāratthappakāsinī, Samyutta Commentary.
  • SadS. = Saddhammasangaha (P.T.S. Journal, 1890).
  • Sās. = Sāsanavamsa (P.T.S. ).
  • Sisters = Psalms of the Sisters, by Mrs. Rhys Davids (P.T.S. ).
  • Sp. = Samantapāsādikā, 4 vols. (P.T.B.).
  • Sn. = Sutta Nipata (P.T.S. ).
  • SnA. = Sutta Nipāta Commentary, 2 vols. (P.T.S. )
  • Svd. = Sāsanavamsadipa, by Vimalasāra Thera (Colombo, 1929).
  • Thag. = Theragāthā (P.T.S. ).
  • ThagA. = Theragāthā Commentary, 2 vols. (S.H.B.).
  • Thig. = Therigāthā (P.T.S. ).
  • ThigA = Therīgāhā Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • Thomas = The Life of Buddha (Kegan Paul).
  • Ud. = Udāna (P.T.S. ).
  • UdA. = Udāna Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • VibhA. = Sammoha-Vinodanī, Vibhanga Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • Vin. = Vinaya Pitaka, 5 vols., ed. Oldenberg (Williams and Norgate).
  • Vsm. = Visuddhi magga, 2 vols. (P.T.S. ).
  • VT. = Vinaya Texts, trs. by Rhys Davids and Oldenberg, 3 vols. (Sacred Books of the East).
  • Vv. = Vimānavatthu (P.T.S. ).
  • VvA. = Vimānavatthu Commentary (P.T.S. ).
  • ZDMG. = Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlšndischen Gesellschaft.


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