Margaret Cone’s first three volumes of A Dictionary of Pali have been available for some time, the third volume having been published in 2020.
However, the fourth volume (m-h) still hasn’t been published. I’m having difficulty finding information about the fourth volume, or even information about Margaret Cone herself.
Does anyone have any information about the fourth volume? Is Margaret Cone still working on it, or has she sadly passed away (I believe she is in her mid-90’s)? Any information about the progress or a projected publication date?
The 4th volume of the Dictionary of Pali is being prepared by Dr Martin Straube, as Dr Cone has retired from Pali Studies. Unfortunately we do not have a firm publication date, but seeing that it took Dr Cone approx. 10 years for each volume I’m afraid it will be quite some time before the 4th volume is ready to be published.
With best wishes,
According to PTS, Dr. Margaret Cone has retired from her Pāḷi studies—and therefore won’t be working on the last volume of her dictionary.
Rather, as described in the message above, the project of the 4th volume has been taken up by Dr. Martin Straube.