Is there any Sanskrit-Greek-Latin-English dictionary [including online] available? I am so much interested in etymological study. I will be grateful for any help.

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Not a single dictionary, but you could get the effect by chaining together resources. I suggest starting with Bopp's Glossarium Sanscritum which is a Sanskrit-Latin Glossary. After a few pages of that, you will probably be convinced that for etymological study, you don't want a Sanskrit-X dictionary, you probably want a dictionary of Sanskrit with etymological notes, or an etymological dictionary with a Sanskrit index. U Texas has an online adaptation of Pokorny's Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, and through the language index you can get at a list of Sanskrit words. There you can find various Sanskrit words, e.g. yákr̥t which has a link to i̯ē̆ku̯-r̥(t-), where you'll learn that the Sanskrit word is related to Hometic Greek ἧπαρ, English liver, Latin hepaticus, Hittite lissa, Armenian leard and Lithuanian yãknos.

The Köln Sanskrit dictionaries page will take care of many of your Sanskrit needs. The Perseus Project provides Greek, Latin and Old Norse.

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    Bopp’s Sanskrit dictionary from 1847 is really not going to be of any use to you. The standard work for Sanskrit etymology is Mayhofer, Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen.
    – fdb
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 17:58
  • That was my point: for etymological study, you don't want a Sanskrit-X dictionary, you want an etymological dictionary.
    – user6726
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 18:28

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