Digital Dictionary of Buddhism 電子佛教辭典

November 24, 2015 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Buddhist temple, Chengde, ChinaThe Digital Dictionary of Buddhism 電子佛教辭典 or DDB is a large portal with a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temples, schools, persons and more, found in Buddhist canonical sources.
Started out as a basic glossary of Buddhist terms for translation purposes, it has grown into a very useful source for both beginners as well as for professional scholars.

The main focus of the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism is an extensive dictionary, which can be searched in Chinese or by English, Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan terms; or by texts, persons, temples, schools, places and names of dieties.

There are lists of external resources (both lexical and textual), including online dictionaries and collected works, as well as lists of searchable article and bibliographical databases, even a Zotero bibliography with over 8000 entries.

While there is a basic layer of East Asian terminology, the content of this reference work is intended to be pan-Buddhist in character. For the history and background of this useful database portal, read the introduction to the DDB.
Leiden University has a paid subscription.

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