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Devanagari

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noun De·va·na·ga·ri \ˌdā-və-ˈnä-gə-rē\

Definition of Devanagari

  1. :  an alphabet usually employed for Sanskrit and also used as a literary hand for various modern languages of India — see alphabet table



Origin of devanagari

Sanskrit devanāgarī, from deva divine + nāgarī (writing) of the city — more at deity


First Known Use: 1781


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