Free online English – Tamil dictionary websites

List of websites giving  English – Tamil dictionaries for free online.

1. Tamil Wiktionary – Tamil Wiktionary is a Multi lingual – Tamil dictionary. It has more than One lakh words with a focus on technical glassary prepared by Tamil virtual University. This is a free to edit dictionary. So you can improve the pages by adding correct meaning, pronunciation, images etc.,

2. DSAL dictionariesDigital South Asia Library is a portal for Tamil’s oldest dictionaries. It is a treasure house for Tamil lovers. Gives meanings for Tamil words found in literature.

List of dictionaries in this portal:

abricius, Johann PhilippJ. P. Fabricius’s Tamil and English dictionary. 4th ed., rev.and enl. Tranquebar: Evangelical Lutheran Mission Pub. House, 1972.

Kadirvelu Pillai, NaTamil Moli Akarathi. N. Kathiraiver Pillai’s Tamil Moli Akarathi: Tamil-Tamil dictionary = Na. Kathiraiver Pillayin Tamil Moliyakarati: Tamil-Tamil akarathi. 6th ed., rev. and enl. Cennai: Pi. Ve. Namacivaya Mutaliyar.

McAlpin, David WA core vocabulary for Tamil. Rev. ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Dept. of South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1981.

University of MadrasTamil lexicon. [Madras]: University of Madras, 1936-

Winslow, MironA comprehensive Tamil and English dictionary of high and low Tamil. Madras: P.R. Hunt, 1862.

3. Pals e-dictionary – English-Tamil dictionary from Palaniappa brothers.

4. Tamil Virtual University Dictionaries – Has  a flashy interface and inbuilt Tamil typing tool.

5. க்ரியாவின் தற்காலத் தமிழ் அகராதி – Tamil – Tamil – English dictionary for contemporary Tamil words by Kriya.

6. Google Translate Dictinoary for English to Tamil

7. Tamil Lexicon

More English – Tamil dictionaries are out there. Which one do you use often?


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  2. Thank for you invitation.i need English Tamil me.i wont to free soft wear becous i have’t mony is e-mail addras is above.

    1. Hi Indik, all the dictionaries listed here are free only. But only Pal’s E-dictionary is downloadable

    2. I have a ready made dctionary English-tamil with three different methods of accessing. I may be contacted. I need franchisess to take up and putting it in website.

  3. hey.. we re looking to name a movie.. along the lines of ..instinct.. survival instincts.. can someone give a simple tamil word.. to use as title..

    1. hi sasi evani, the idea for your movie name is interesting. Will துடிப்பு be a good name? Will let you know if I can come across something more relevant.

  4. its me again.. survival instincts.. in the more bird learning how to live fly recognise its mum etc.. not the jason bourne type of survival insticnts :p

    1. சசி,

      உய்தி, உய்திறம், உள்ளுணர்வு, உள்மதி போன்றவை நேரடியாகப் பொருள் பொருத்தம் கொண்டவை. படத்துக்கு தலைப்பாக வருமா என பாருங்கள். (துடிப்பு அழகா இருக்கு, ஆனால் நீங்கள் கேட்ட பொருளில் வருமா தெரியவில்லை.)

  5. I need a sinhala tamil dictionary urgently since I will be sitting for the written exam in Tamil conducted by the Official Languages Department.

  6. more jobs available for me but i can’t speek english i can’ t english so help me

  7. where i get tamil to english and english to tamil translator free software downloadable, kindly suggest me the website

  8. i want to learn tamil but i can speak english & hindi. Can i get tamil words with english meaning.

  9. hi……………………… i need to know how can i get d scientific meanings from english to tamil ………

    1. hai sir my name is muralidharan i want to develop english knowledge how to develop english easily and speaking ,writing and take seminor with english and talk english with other person clearly without error sir. its easy or not sir? please help me to develop english knowledge . any help to me please call this number sir 7373602673. THANK YOU SIR

  10. HI ,

    I have done my master degree but my English speaking communication is low , so please help me for my speak in fluently English communication,
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